Pandemic Safety Pointers

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It’s quite obvious to anyone near a radio or television that we should distance ourselves from others and wash our hands… a lot.

In other words, avoid crowded places and crowds of people. If you have to stand in line to buy groceries then wear a mask and carry hand sanitizer in your pocket and use it liberally. You bought those groceries now prepare them at home. Yes, that hurts the local restaurants but you just never know who might be a carrier.

crowd of sheep
crowd of sheep

Keep your home clean. Disinfect all common areas, doorknobs, light switches, kitchen counters, bathrooms. Take your shoes off at the door. Wash what you were wearing as soon as you get home.

Part of avoiding contact with others means sexual contact as well. Bodily fluids easily spread disease.

Try your best not to touch your face. I bought gasoline yesterday and as soon as I got back in my vehicle I sprayed down my hands, the steering wheel, my keys, my seat belt buckle and even my credit card. There are SO many things we touch without thinking about it. Try to become more aware and use that hand sanitizer.

No hand sanitizer? I admit, while I had a bottle in the vehicle I didn’t have any backup. I was used to buying a new bottle when the old one got low. So…. instead I filled a small squirt bottle with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of essential oil. I’m using lemongrass at the moment.

Don’t share anything. Don’t share sodas, ice cream, food, makeup… anything. Caught the spouse eating banana chips right outta the bag. Hand in, hand out, hand in, hand out. Well, it’s a good thing I wasn’t hungry. I let him have the whole bag. Sure I’m around him ALL the time but we all should know better. From this point forward food gets served in portions. I’m not past opening a big bag of anything and rebagging into portion sized packages. I do that with other items all the time, just didn’t think about the banana chips, partially because I bought them because “I” like them…

If you must go out, be aware of distance between folks, don’t shake hands, don’t hug anyone and use that hand sanitizer as quickly as you can. You can even isolate the non-frozen or non-refrigerated foods upon getting home. You can also wash or wipe down the packaging.

If you don’t already have one I’d suggest getting your home an air purifier. I prefer the models with UV lighting such as this Germ Guardian from Sam’s Club I have one I picked up at a yard sale…

Readiness is up to you.