Coronavirus – How to Keep the Power On

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Coronavirus is the buzzword

We are making history in our current state of global pandemic. If you’ve been living under a rock, COVID-19 is a disease that affects the respiratory cells. More specifically, SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that enters the respiratory cells, replicates, and proliferates throughout the lungs, causing pneumonia. We won’t get too deep in the science, but let’s talk about what’s happening outside and what this means for electrical contractors. 

It seems like the twilight zone out there. Many countries and counties have implemented various forms of lockdown. Many Americans and our global neighbors are staying in and working from home.

 

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Source: CDC – as of 12:00 p.m. ET March 18, 2020

 

This begs a question:

How do we keep the power on?

As electricians or anyone part of the electrical industry, we have a job to serve and protect the public just as much as healthcare providers and police officers. We play an important role in the US Critical Energy Infrastructure. We have to keep the power going while the rest of the country isolates themselves. But with many manufacturers’ supplies coming from China and our supply chain a little disconnected, where can we get supplies?

 

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Fortunately, there are many local electrical suppliers and distributors throughout the US. One of them is RESA Power – they have technicians and product experts that continue to be committed to helping electrical contractors with challenges and crucial facility needs. RESA has local technicians that cover the US and the western region of Canada. They can provide service, and maintenance from team members that already live in the community.

 

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If your facility is shut down due to the virus, RESA can still work with you to keep your facility in compliance and safe. Now is a great time for RESA to provide any needed maintenance and equipment to prevent any additional downtime later in the year when the threat has passed. RESA emergency services have not been affected by COVID-19. If you are in need of immediate service or restoration of power breakers, transformers or switchgear (low and medium voltage), call 800.576.RESA (7372).

 

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Relectric – a RESA Power Company – is also dedicated to providing you with molded case circuit breakers, electrical switches, busway systems, and more. They will also remain open and ready to ship.

Here are their Hours or Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM EST

24-Hour Immediate Emergency Sales Assistance: 800.497.6255

They have a quarter-million SKUs in stock ready to ship. You can reach them at 800.497.6255 or sales@resapower.com

RESA & Relectric have expanded their efforts to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible. They have implemented extra precautions to keep their facilities and vehicles sanitized. Their employees are following the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to protect themselves and others.

 

COVID-19 Wash Your Hands

 

If you are out and about at different sites, please follow the same guidelines by the CDC and WHO:

 

What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus?

 

Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?

 

How is the new coronavirus affecting people who get it?

 

What is the correct way to wear and dispose of masks?