A Message to Guests
Global Level 3 Health Advisory
– Risk Is High –
COVID-19 New Cases over 65.76 million
as of Friday, December 4th, 2020
COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances
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Viruses like the novel coronavirus are shells holding genetic material
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How is COVID-19 spread? There is more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread and investigations are ongoing. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that mainly spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory viruses spread.
- Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
- People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
- How can I help protect myself?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. cdc.gov
Self Care & Treatment
If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:
- Stay home except to get medical care.
Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.
Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a mask.
- Medical treatments: Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Your local health authorities may give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT COVID-19?
Answer: We are providing guest services to essential employees and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic. At Bread n Butter Antiques, the health and well-being of our guests, associates, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is currently experiencing with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our guests and associates as the situation moves into the next phase of opening our facilities.
Know How it Spreads = Transmission
duration in air
duration on objects
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Protect Yourself and Others
Friday, December 4th, 2020
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COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. We encourage guests and associates to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Our ability to show respect for others, no matter what, is an important part of our value system. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
We are starting our report with a prayer: St John of Damascus: Pray that through a life of prayer and good works, we will be welcomed into the eternal vision of God’s glory. St John (675/6 – 749) was born into a prominent Mansour (Victorious) family in Damascus. He was bilingual and well educated in a wide range of subjects. He first became a Monk and later, ordained a Priest.
Today is the 267th day of quarantine. It has been 8 months, 22 days including the end date, since a National Emergency was declared by the President of the United States on March 13th, 2020. Businesses in our region are permitted to reopen with reduced services based on state and local guidelines. As we align with reopening plans, we remind guests and associates to continue practicing social distancing and encourage those who are at high risk to take precautionary measures. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor the public health crisis so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of guests and associates utilizing the best information available.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States. The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.
The National Emergency remains in effect due to a public health crisis as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)
We currently maintain business operations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A State of Emergency was declared by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Masks must be worn in public or when social distancing is not possible. We have guidance in place to support best practices for public health. This guidance reinforces existing worker and building safety orders. Our organization was able to adapt to the changing nature of the pandemic by utilizing the lessons learned in our communities with regard to returning to work strategically. DOVER, DE – The State of Emergency declared for Delaware will continue until further notice. Due to public health and safety concerns from the growing spread of COVID-19, The Governor of Delaware modified the existing State of Emergency order. Modifications of the order are in effect as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23. PHILADELPHIA, PA – Pennsylvania Health Secretary issued an order Tuesday that sets new rules for travelers as well as strengthens the state’s existing mask mandate. New restrictions are in effect as of November 20th.
Detailed risk analysis concludes that COVID-19 is a highly contagious coronavirus with transmission research still in progress. Despite the similarity to influenza, using basic mathematics, we can determine that COVID-19 is spreading very quickly and not exactly the same as influenza. The faster the spread, the probability of an increase in the loss of human life for high risk individuals. Treatment and care have improved significantly and the risk of death is dependent upon the individual's age and health condition. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious. COVID-19 can maintain and survive on surfaces as well as in the air.
How COVID-19 spreads - It is thought to spread from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
Wearing a face mask may be a personal choice. As a business operating in Pennsylvania and Delaware, we respect and follow the orders that have been put in place by local and state government to ensure public safety. Studies in a laboratory may not represent real life scenarios, however vital scientific research can provide us with guidance and direction when it comes to daily operations and preparedness.
Summary - please note that it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms. It is also possible to receive a negative test, but then contract the virus after you have been tested. Tests are also returning false-positive results.
Risk management analysis shows that by following all guidance provided by the CDC for facility management and emergency response preparedness, we have successfully implemented the necessary COVID-19 response initiatives. This effort will conclude once we are able to maintain normal business operations, based on federal and state regulations. The purpose of our daily operations plan is to facilitate and organize employer and associate actions required to maintain operations. A well-developed operations plan and proper training whereby all associates understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan can result in fewer and less severe guest and associate injuries and prevent structural damage to the facility in the event of an emergency.
We review highly sensitive statistical data that is required for our risk management analysis. WHY? We have one reason - Insurance Liability - the mitigation of risk. Our risk management analysis is focused on avoidance. Risk management is important to our organization because without it, we are unable to define our objectives for the future. The goal of our risk management initiative is to make sure that our organization only takes the risks that will help achieve our primary objectives such as guest safety.
Risk professionals and consultants review data and statistics provided for all countries around the world with available data, as well as the data provided for The United States of America.
After 267 days, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is at 65.76 million as of Friday, December 4th, 2020
Coronavirus Cases: 65,769,874
18,671,581 Currently Infected Patients
18,565,291 (99.4%) in Mild Condition
106,290 (0.6%) Serious or Critical
47,098,293 Cases which had an outcome:
45,582,169 (97%) Recovered / Discharged
1,516,124 (3%) Deaths
Please note, since our team began monitoring this data, the following changes have occurred: The serious or critical percentage for active cases decreased by approximately two percent from 3% to 1% around the world. As of late November, this percentage has improved again, the number of critical patients around the world has dropped from 1 to .06 percent, as shown in the data above. We are very grateful for healthcare professionals and first responders around the world that are caring for the critically ill.
New cases of COVID-19: 684,852 - December 3rd was the highest number of cases recorded in one day around the world. Daily deaths of COVID-19: 12,660 - December 3rd was the highest number of deaths recorded in one day around the world.
As of 10-26-2020, the recovery percentage for closed cases increased by an additional one percent for a total of 18 percent (from 79% to 97%) around the world, as shown in the data above.
Our Risk Management Team calculates the coronavirus data to monitor the crisis but more importantly, this gives our Team the ability to recognize the true scope and significance of this global pandemic. We are not just looking at numbers, this data and information represents People. It is difficult for our Team to review and include this statistical information. The lives of those we love, that have been lost, cannot be replaced. As we focus on recovery around the world, we also hope to show our respect for the lives of those individuals that have been lost due to this virus as well as other reasons around the world.
Many, ourselves included, have a difficult time with understanding complicated and/or detailed pandemic information that is provided to us by scientific professionals and institutional leadership, working in public and private sectors, across the globe. We can only ask for guidance.
COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Based on research, new cases have increased around the world within the past 8 months. Please note that the recovery percentage has improved by seventeen percent over the past 8 month period. Most will discount our risk analysis and research to say that there is much more that needs to be part of the process and mathematical calculation. While we understand the need for advanced scientific analysis, we also have the ability to learn from basic math. Reviewing the data on a linear versus logarithmic scale will also make a difference in how the results are interpreted.
Our only intention on this website is to promote safety and kindness. Keeping our chin up and our hands clean. We respect the state and local restrictions that have been put in place on a temporary basis to slow the spread of a highly contagious virus that has subsequently created a public health crisis. Our organization is providing guest services for essential employees and families during COVID-19. We have implemented the operational changes required to maintain guest safety and public health standards going forward.
WORLD DATA as of 2:30 PM EDT on 3/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 214,010
WORLD DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,323,759
WORLD DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,769,437
WORLD DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,468,941
WORLD DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 14,244,753
WORLD DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 22,174,684
WORLD DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 30,652,203
WORLD DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 40,051,111
Coronavirus Cases: 56,225,387
United States of America
National data as of March 18, 2020, 2:30 PM
Coronavirus Cases: 7,327
USA DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 736,052
USA DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 1,514,545
USA DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,235,153
USA DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 3,773,207
USA DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 5,625,088
USA DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 6,918,712
USA DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,345,317
USA DATA as of 12:00 PM EDT on 11/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 11,718,247
Coronavirus Cases: 14,561,668 ( 12/02/2020 = 14,131,866 )
Deaths: 283,224 ( 12/02/2020 = 277,396 )
Recovered: 8,569,650 ( 12/02/2020 = 8,345,995 )
*Data can vary based on the time of day the information was collected. Between 11/18 and 12/04, there are 17 days from the start date to the end, with the end date included.
We perform research and data analysis in a concentrated effort to obtain vital information and data required to operate our small business on a daily basis. Emergencies and problems can occur when we least expect them. It is important to be as prepared as possible when an emergency arises at our facility. A well thought out response plan is one of the cornerstones of an effective safety program—we owe this to every one of our guests and fellow associates.
Research and information is published on this website to assist with educational efforts and crisis management initiatives currently in progress within our organization. As part of our emergency planning process, we are posting this information online as a resource for use by our organization only.
From and including: Friday, March 13, 2020
To and including: Friday, December 4, 2020
Result: 267 days
It is 267 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 8 months, 22 days including the end date.
Alternative time units
267 days can be converted to one of these units:
38 weeks and 1 day
72.95% of 2020
Coronavirus Updates as of 11:00 AM EDT on Friday, December 4th, 2020
7,829,850,337 Current World Population
129,899,460 Births this year
175,925 Births today
54,534,906 Deaths this year
73,858 Deaths today
75,364,554 Net population growth this year
102,067 Net population growth today
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
$ 7,017,308,058 Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 4,782,937,088 Public Education expenditure today
$ 2,154,478,621 Public Military expenditure today
73,905,951 Cars produced this year
140,553,639 Bicycles produced this year
229,961,644 Computers produced this year
SOCIETY & MEDIA
2,499,314 New book titles published this year
217,334,006 Newspapers circulated today
306,485 TV sets sold worldwide today
3,040,043 Cellular phones sold today
$ 135,419,238 Money spent on video games today
4,756,085,131 Internet users in the world today
122,468,160,375 Emails sent today
3,342,917 Blog posts written today
366,191,846 Tweets sent today
3,476,765,339 Google searches today
4,822,138 Forest loss this year (hectares)
6,491,903 Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
33,580,394,915 CO2 emissions this year (tons)
11,126,887 Desertification this year (hectares)
9,079,891 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)
847,901,773 Undernourished people in the world
1,702,700,572 Overweight people in the world
771,240,460 Obese people in the world
14,044 People who died of hunger today
$ 270,055,642 Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 86,812,119 Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today
4,073,257,009 Water used this year (million L)
780,783 Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
795,833,965 People with no access to
a safe drinking water source
214,337,221 Energy used today (MWh), of which:
182,455,946 - from non-renewable sources (MWh)
32,277,316 - from renewable sources (MWh)
1,343,047,682,962 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
43,960,517 Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,489,308,859,933 Oil left (barrels)
15,531 Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,092,064,319,194 Natural Gas left (boe)
57,477 Days to the end of natural gas
4,310,716,414,769 Coal left (boe)
148,645 Days to the end of coal
12,036,338Communicable disease deaths this year
454,020 Seasonal flu deaths this year
7,047,516 Deaths of children under 5 this year
39,472,795 Abortions this year
286,579 Deaths of mothers during birth this year
42,303,240 HIV/AIDS infected people
1,558,642 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
7,614,826 Deaths caused by cancer this year
365,623 Deaths caused by malaria this year
6,951,068,566 Cigarettes smoked today
4,634,984 Deaths caused by smoking this year
2,318,954 Deaths caused by alcohol this year
994,255 Suicides this year
$ 370,915,726,811 Money spent on illegal drugs this year
1,251,592 Road traffic accident fatalities this year
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we travel and go about our daily activities. We are diligently following the practices and guidelines set forth by the CDC on hygiene and cleaning. We do not live in fear of COVID-19 because we understand how the disease is spread and we are prepared for the response.
With the goal of easing your travel planning, we have adjusted our policies to provide additional flexibility. Orders from Pennsylvania & Delaware Department of Health Organizations have been implemented. Learn more about our cleaning protocols
- Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 increases the challenges of COVID-19 containment measures, which are predicated on early detection and isolation of symptomatic persons. The magnitude of this impact is dependent upon the extent and duration of transmissibility while a person is presymptomatic.
Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.
Daily Operations Report Objectives: Our operations team is required to write an operations report. Our operations report is concise and well-organized. There are specific points that are highlighted throughout our reporting in order for the information to be complete and accurate. In order to make sure our operations report is in the correct format and context, specific steps have been taken to compile the data and write the report.
Back to Basics
The following basic questions are addressed in our operations reporting in order for the operational information we collect on a daily basis to be complete.
We address the following:
- Identify daily operations and report any facility issues
- Explain why each issue is important and assign a priority
- Identify a way to solve the problem, with or without help
- Focus on what we are currently doing as an organization as well as what we are doing to solve any issues that may have been identified
- Provide an update on metrics as well as solutions for issues that may have been identified
- Show how we provide a safe environment for everyone by having measurable metrics that demonstrate our ability to maintain guest safety.
Our outline identifies the basic points mentioned above and clearly describes these key points. Our operations reporting defines the key points and their reasoning to guests and associates. Regardless of whether or not someone is extremely familiar with the information in the report or if it is new to the individual, we believe that every report must be able to speak to everyone.
Please note that our Operations Report speaks to a wide global audience as we host guests and associates from all over the world. Our operational reporting shall always be specific enough for all guests and associates to understand what our organization is about and what our interest is in our community. We aim to serve local, regional and international guests as well as our associates. It is important that our Operations Plan makes sense to an associate in training as well as a seasoned operations manager and most importantly, the general public. If any of these individuals were to read our Operations Report, each individual would be able to understand what our publication is about. We must be able to put ourselves in the shoes of every guest and associate in order to determine if our emergency operations planning will work.
Coronavirus updates are an important part of the operations report until further notice. It shall continue to be limited in length. It is important that this public health update conveys the current global health crisis, its importance, as well as a brief description of how the health crisis can be mitigated or resolved. We are dedicated to our contribution to solving problems and we continue to improve our efforts to make a contribution. Technical language has been limited in the summary and only used if it is relevant to the operational reporting, otherwise we write in plain clear English. Our operations report may be transmitted to third parties with no additional supporting material, it is important to us that all reporting clearly conveys the context of the operation.
We believe that using pictures and illustrations in our operations report can help draw attention to the story we are telling. We create, capture and provide these graphics and pictures sometimes with the use of the Internet. Each illustration includes a title and information about what we are trying to convey by using the illustration. We always must give proper credit to where the illustration comes from if we did not create on our own or purchase with the right to redistribute. Corporate copyright information must be included with all photos, tables and graphs.
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