Cities across the United States prepare to reopen. In most cities, retail business capacities will be limited to 25% in an effort to maintain social distancing guidelines. Restaurants will slowly reopen and the smell of victory will flow through the streets. Small businesses will rise and thrive as local residents reach out to lend support to the backbone of the U.S. economy.
We will all be excited to venture back out into the world around us. Freedom will ease the fears we have all experienced over the past months. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that we do not get too relaxed and comfortable during this time in our history. The dangers are still everywhere. We cannot afford to drop our guard or else we will be right back to where we were in early March.
Now, more than ever, are the following precautions so important to our safety and well-being. Please read these vital warnings and practice each one every minute of the day.
Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
There will be more people out and about. Every surface will be exposed to more people who may be carrying the Covid-19 virus. Your chances of coming into contact with this terrible virus have become more of a risk now that the crowd volume has increased. It is extremely important that you wash your hands for at least twenty seconds after coming into contact with any compromised surface. Please read our blog on properly washing your hands HERE if you have not already done so.
Wear a mask or bandana.
While out in public, wear a mask or bandana as covering your mouth and nose helps to stop the virus from getting into your respiratory system. The coverage also protects you from touching your face with contaminations from your fingers. It is extremely important to wash your mask or bandana with soap and water after use.
Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
The six-foot rule for social distancing is still a necessary distance to adhere to while venturing out. If you see someone coughing or sneezing, steer clear as six feet will not be enough. If you are wearing a mask or face covering, do not count yourself as safe from the person coughing in your area. The Covid-19 virus can still make it's way into your respiratory system though tiny openings in the mask fibers and through the gap between the mask and your face. If someone is coughing or sneezing near you, please distance yourself from the situation by removing yourself altogether from the area.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
This is so hard! Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth while out in public. The virus has one major starting point and that entry is through your face’s eyes, nose and mouth which all lead straight to your respiratory system. Once the Covid-19 virus infects the respiratory system, you feel the full effects of this horrible treat.
Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
If you are not wearing a mask and you sneeze or cough, you could be carrying the Covid-19 germ unknowingly and infect dozens of people with each cough or sneeze. A cough can travel as fast as 50 miles per hour and expel almost 3,000 droplets in just one go. Sneezes win though—they can travel up to 100 miles per hour and create upwards of 100,000 droplets.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
If you are not feeling well, stay home. Please do not risk the health of others by venturing out should you feel unwell. You may think you are suffering from hay fever, but it could be early symptoms of Covid-19. It is best to stay indoors for another week, sheltered in place, rather than to venture out and escalate the pandemic.
Do you have over-washed hands?
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