One of the most important things we can do right now is continue with our normal lives, doing the things we enjoy and need to stay healthy, all the while taking reasonable precautions. Living our lives keeps us healthy and happy, and keeping with a regular daily routine helps us remain productive.
-Some General Guidelines-
Wash your hands frequently. Soap and water are much more effective than hand sanitizer. To really get rid of any germs, scrub for at least 20 seconds, which is about how long it takes to hum "Happy Birthday".
Be sneeze - and cough- courteous. Coughing or sneezing into the inner elbow of your arm catches droplets that would otherwise end up in the air or on surrounding surfaces. We recommend using a tissue to sneeze or cough into, then toss into the trash to hinder any unneeded exposure. COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets, not air, so this is important.
Masks. Adequate infection control practices are of critical importance, which include proper use of personal protective equipment. This equipment must be appropriate to the pathogen transmission route that, in the case of SARS-CoV-2, occurs through droplet and contact routes. Airborne simulation experiments showed that cotton masks, surgical masks, and KN95 masks or better provide improved protection from the transmission of infective SARS-CoV-2 droplets/aerosols.
Don't touch your face! The easiest way to get sick (with anything) is to move germs from your hands to mucus membranes, like your eyes, nose, and mouth. So, if you absolutely need to touch your face, make sure you do so with clean, freshly washed hands.
-Being Out in the World-
Wipe Everything! At every opportunity (at grocery stores, gas stations, etc) be sure to clean handles and objects that you will be frequently touching while in use.
De-Clutter! A clean workspace makes it much easier to run a cleaning cloth across.
Sharing often means Caring. We enjoy sharing with others, but we strongly recommend against things like food, drinks, even lotion or sanitizers. Germs love to jump from old places to new places. Let's not make them any happier.
Breathe! Fresh air is always good. Weather and location permitting, catch a breeze by opening a window or a door.
Take Care of Yourself. Be sure to take that extra walk during the day, whether it's over a lunch break, or in the evening with the dogs. Keep yourself well rested, drink lots of water, and eat healthy, nutritious foods. A stressed body is a weak body, so make sure you're de-stressing and allowing your body to recuperate properly.
This All Matters! Taking extra care of yourself is very important. We want to be able to help those around us while maintaining a healthy immune system and a healthy body.
Here at the office we have plenty of immune boosters in the forms of Immucore, OlivDefense, K2-D3 5000, and many many more. If you aren't sure what to take, please give our office a call!
For additional trusted resources about the coronavirus, we recommend these websites. We will monitor and update the list as the situation evolves.