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Let's stay in touch as we work through this trying time together

Everyone at Theodoros and Rooth is closely monitoring the quickly developing Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Based upon all available information, we have created a business continuity plan that will allow us to continue to serve the needs of our clients, while protecting our staff, clients, and the public from unnecessary and preventable exposure to the virus. 

Beginning this week, the lawyers and staff will work remotely from home, and we will meet with new and existing clients telephonically. Despite these measures, we will continue to work on and advance your cases and claims on an ongoing basis. There may be however, some delay caused by the unavailability of the defense attorneys, the courts, and vendors. However, we will advise of any such delays on an individual basis.

We are simply assuring you that Theodoros and Rooth will continue to represent your claims to the fullest extent possible under these difficult circumstances.

Please feel free to call our office or reach out to any of our attorneys or staff via e-mail with any questions you might have. We are here for you and are committed to working through this together. You can reach us at the following e-mails: 

Barry Rooth: barry@trinjurylaw.com

Perry Theodoros: perry@trinjurylaw.com

Holly Wojcik: holly@trinjurylaw.com

Kelly Sheets: kelly@trinjurylaw.com

Will Theodoros: william@trinjurylaw.com

Alicia Sabbath: alicia@trinjurylaw.com

Beth Anderson: beth@trinjurylaw.com

Sherri Kuiper: sherri@trinjurylaw.com

Leslie Olsen: leslie@trinjurylaw.com

Carrie Tustison: carrie@trinjurylaw.com

Let's stay in touch while we stay healthy!

Best regards,

Barry D. Rooth 

Finally, BEWARE OF SCAMMERS out there ready to prey on you with bogus offers of medical treatment or medicines claiming to cure the virus.  If someone contacts you with such a claim contact your local health department, law enforcement, or the Indiana State Attorney General's Office. 

As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control have published these  recommendations.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Know How it Spreads

     There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

     The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

    The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    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.

Clean your hands often

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Stay home if you're sick

    Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care..

Cover coughs and sneezes

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    Throw used tissues in the trash.

    Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

    If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider's office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

    If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

    Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

    If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:

Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

    Diluting your household bleach.

    To make a bleach solution, mix:

        5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water

        OR

        4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer's instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

    Alcohol solutions.

    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

    Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.

    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

If we all practice safe living during these times, we'll get through this together.