Moving to a Coronavirus Hotspot: Everything You Need to Know

by Dusty Rhodes on Jun 08, 2020  in 
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COVID_19 tips



As the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus, many people have decided to put their move on hold. For those who are not able to do that, it is important to stay informed about the proper precautions and guidelines that are being set by the CDC. This is especially true if you are moving to a city that is classified as a coronavirus hotspot. A hotspot refers to any area where community transmission is occurring with no known source. If you happen to be moving to one of these areas, consider the following tips for keeping you and your family safe.


  • ●Remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines, even during the moving process. This might mean avoiding professional moving companies. This isn’t the best time to be inviting multiple people into your home in such close proximity to you and your family. A better option might be using a portable storage container in order to minimize contact with other people.
  • ●If you are working with movers, make sure they are following proper safety precautions including wear a face mask, gloves, booties, and sanitizing surfaces throughout your move.
  • ●Adhere to stay-at-home orders and avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery or other stores. If you do go out, be sure and wear a face mask at all times. Wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you get home and avoid touching your face, mouth, and eyes.
  • ●Pay close attention to see if you or anyone in your family is exhibiting symptoms. These include cough, headache, fever, loss of taste or smell, chills, shortness of breath, and muscle pain. If you are feeling sick or have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention and get tested right away. As always, stay home if you aren’t feeling well.
  • ●Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home including door knobs, light switches, cabinet pulls, and countertops.
  • ●If you find out that you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus, stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days.


If you are moving to a coronavirus hotspot, it doesn’t mean you have to panic. Simply be vigilant about following proper safety precautions and take the right steps to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Dusty Rhodes