It is safe to say that no one expected that this year would put a halt on our daily normal lives. What is considered to be normal such as busy streets and traffic-jammed roads are suddenly empty as businesses shut down and lockdowns were imposed to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We usually just write about solar or energy needs in our Solaric blogs. However, our country is on the cusp of a Pandemic emergency and our actions or inactions can mean the difference between the continued spread of COVID-19, or the virus burning off to the pages of history.
Our social media team has encountered a lot of myths and fake news about the virus such as eating raw garlic can cure coronavirus, or it only attacks certain races or people of certain religions. What we can tell you with 100 percent conviction is that blindly following such advice would certainly turn you into a garlic breath racist fool.
So here are some recommendations we can pass off to you.
1. BE AWARE
Listen to official pronouncements, follow the news on the outbreak. Discern between fake news or not. Make hard decisions regarding safety and avoid contributing to the problem.
2. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF QUARANTINE
Act like you already got the virus. Limit travel outside for bare necessities such as food, water medicine. Cut out unnecessary travel or you might have a virus that will travel with you. Make sure you have sufficient food, water and over-the-counter medicine to treat flu-like symptoms. The truth is, some of us reading this will get the virus before the quarantine is over, but for the most part, it will be like the flu. Paracetamol, cough medicine, lots of bed rest.
3. BIOSECURITY AND HYGIENE
Do you know what is more effective than a $3,000 Bio HAZMAT suit? A bar of soap and water. Yes, what your teacher and your Lola always said was on point: wash your hands often. Now, wash your hands as if your older relatives depend on it. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before you sleep, when you wake up, before you eat, after you eat, after touching that elevator button, before touching anything or anyone, as much as possible. Additionally, bring a small spray bottle with 70% or higher alcohol content everywhere you go and spray liberally when soap is unavailable.
Please be classy – do not hoard. The poor grandmother who cannot buy tissues or alcohol because some scalper decided to buy the last 25 bottles of alcohol on the corner store, might have needed it most. Just because you could buy it all doesn’t mean you should.
At Solaric, we did reverse hoarding. To enable our office pantry stock of 6 enormous jugs of alcohol travel to the homes and hands of our employees and workers, we decanted them to little spray bottles. Now, all of our employees have an extra layer of defense before and after they interact with other people or after touching things like doorknobs. We view biosecurity as a measure that must be available to all and not to some. This is especially crucial for our energization teams that are working to keep hospitals and smart solar grid solutions supported and energized.
This coronavirus is very persuasive. It has a sleeper incubation period and the only defense we have is vigilance, discipline, and health maintenance. Together as a nation, we can fight this virus, but we have to act as one.
A wake-up call
Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic is the Earth’s way of taking a deep breath and is reminding us how we should value every resource we might have forgotten – since we constantly trash the air we breathe, the water we drink, the wildlife we senselessly kill and abuse the planet we live in. Maybe it is Mother Nature’s way of humbling us and reminding us ala Thanos snap that everything can easily come to a stop, awakening us to the brutal truth that we know so little about our own world.
The skies are bluer
The world has suddenly changed with this global pandemic. We were able to spend more time with our families, appreciate the little things we once took for granted, and become more thankful for the blessings we received. How uplifting to look out into the once condensed and hazy Metro Manila skylines because now they are clean, clear, and blue. Less pollution resulted in burning 90% less fuel. We burned way less coal and oil to supply our grids. The environmental effect was magnificent.
COVID-19 won’t stop us
Solaric takes health and safety seriously, and like other businesses, we have temporarily throttled down operations while on lockdown. “We are taking necessary precautions and alternatives by implementing work-from-home schemes to keep our employees safe during the pandemic,” said Mike de Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp.
“COVID-19 might have slowed us down in installing solar on your homes and providing clean and green energy for the Philippines, but it certainly won’t stop us from promoting how important it is to care for the environment and the planet. If you look closely, there are many positive things that this crisis has delivered. Nothing about this pandemic will change our goal for the future: solar, safe, sustainable.”
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service, and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bills.
Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar
Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.
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