We are in the midst of some of the most challenging times of this generation. The worldwide outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus is challenging government officials, law enforcement, healthcare institutions, grocery stores, and the global logistics infrastructure.
The virus has proven lethal and incredibly contagious. Health officials across the globe are racing to develop anti-viral treatments and a vaccine. Government officials are frantically trying to secure surgical masks, protective gowns, gloves, respirators, and life-saving ventilators.
Our hospitals and healthcare institutions may approach capacity limits. In order to reduce the number of patients requiring hospitalization, we must reduce the number of new cases. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure everyone has access to safety and prevention information provided by institutions like the Centers for Disease Control.
According to estimates, 22% of the US population doesn’t speak English at home, and 13.5% of the population is foreign-born. Some states like Nevada (31%) and Florida (29%) have almost one-third of their residents with limited English proficiency. This pandemic affects everyone. The virus does not discriminate by language or your native country.
Argo Translation would like to help everyone understand how to practice good habits that will lower your risk of contracting the virus. We chose the top eleven languages spoken in the United States and created a summary of the six most essential habits to follow. You can download the handouts here.
We are making these handouts available to hospitals, health care providers, multi-national corporations, and anyone who can benefit from displaying these tips in their workplace.
The current guidelines have been translated into the following languages:
Each language can be downloaded individually, as a set with just English and Spanish, or the entire set of all 11 languages.
We hope that by informing more people about these essential guidelines we can reduce the number of people affected by this terrible virus.
Let’s do everything in our power to follow these tips so we can keep our family and friends safe. We also need to help keep our frontline defenders healthy, which includes our first responders and our healthcare workers. The system is already under considerable strain due to a lack of doctors and nurses. As the virus spreads, we will lose more of these valuable people due to the fact they will have to switch to being a patient.
If you would like to reach out with comments or if you have questions about our services, please feel free to reach out. Lets get through this together.
Peter founded Argo Translation, originally based in Milwaukee, WI, in 1995. Prior to transferring his love of all things international and his savvy business expertise into Chicago’s premier translation agency, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated with a major in finance and human resource management. After graduation he went on to become an Italian translator and project manager for an international medical equipment manufacturer and major airline.