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Here’s an announcement by DCARA’s Disaster Response Service team with some information for the community. Please watch our video below.

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What is DRT and how we can help our community at large.

DCARA’S Disaster Response Services provides guidance for the Deaf* communities in effective preparation and response to emergencies and disasters. We provide community education through our website, videos and resources, develop partnerships with local 14 counties public and private organizations, and coordination of direct services and resources.

We also can give you information, resources, and support through emails, send links or videophone.

[Video Description: Nathan: a white man wearing a DCARA t-shirt shares what is DRT.]

What DRT can’t do in any Covid 19 situation?

Keep in mind we do not cover emergency situations such as:
We can not help in any medical emergency like driving anyone to the hospital, urgent care or doctor appointment.
We can’t meet or support you in person but we’re available to help you by chatting over videophone or emails.

[Video Description: Byung: a Korean-American man wearing a DCARA DRT t-shirt shares what DRT cannot do during COVID-19 emergencies.]

How and what can we do to clean the virus off?

Do you know that virus last in air for 3 hours? That’s why it’s important for us to stay 6 feet away from others or stay at home. If you are in the same room with people, you can use this disinfectant spray. If somebody cough or sneeze on the cardboard box, virus will last up to 24 hours. I suggest to leave it outside over 24 hours. If you have to move it, open it. Move it somewhere safe or remove item(s) from the box. Discard the box and wash your hands after touching your item(s). Virus can survive on metal, plastic, doorknob, table, etc. up to 3 days (72 hours). Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces with this disinfecting wipe.

• Tables
• Doorknobs
• Light switches
• Countertops
• Handles
• Desks
• Phones
• Keyboards
• Toilets
• Faucets
• Sinks

If you’ve run out of wipes, use any alcohol-based spray, make sure these products contain up to 60-70% alcohol. Clean the surfaces with a paper towel and discard immediately. You also can use reusable rag. Put it in the washer or laundry basket immediately after use. Make sure to wash these with warm/hot water and detergent.

See CDC’s recommendations for household cleaning and disinfection by visiting this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html

[Video Description: Amber: a white woman shares about the information from CDC’s website regarding cleaning and disinfection.]

Visit our website for more information, www.dcara.org/coronavirus

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