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Local business supporting people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 11:43 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 23:43:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Some of our most vulnerable neighbors are getting help in the fight against COVID-19.

Advanced Driving Systems repairs wheelchairs and scooters, and the company is making sure their customers still get the help they need, despite the pandemic.

The company is also responsible for installing specialized equipment that helps keep the disabled mobile.

Scoot Poore, the owner of Advanced Driving Systems, says workers are taking added precautions to prevent the virus from spreading.

"Anytime a chair comes in we spray it down with a special solvent that, basically it will kill any type of growth that's on the vehicle," Poore said.

The company is posting special reminders on social media about the vulnerabilities that people using wheelchairs face, particularly since they are lower to the ground where contaminated particles can fall, and because they have to frequently touch wheels that come in contact with the floor.

If you live and work with a disabled person, or assist, care for, or serve people with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions, take the risks of coroanvirus seriously and be extra careful with your own precautions so you can remain healthy and able to help.