Health and hygiene when it matters most



Social distancing was extended for the USA through April 30. This Isn’t the most pleasant news but we are determined to make the best of the current situation by playing our part. With that being said, continuing to practice good hygiene while keeping hands washed is very important. Staying quarantined inside your home would be the ideal solution but we realize millions of Americans have to find a way to work and pay their bills. 6.6 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the current pandemic. 

We’re in a time of massive upheaval. There are so many things outside of our control, including how long the pandemic lasts, how other people behave, and what’s going to happen in our communities. So many of us respond by endlessly searching the Internet for answers and thinking over all the different scenarios that might happen. But as long as we’re focusing on questions with unknowable answers and circumstances outside of our personal control, this strategy will get us nowhere, aside from feeling drained, anxious, and overwhelmed.

When you feel yourself getting caught up in fear of what might happen, try to shift your focus to things you can control. Here are steps to reduce your own personal risk (and the risk you’ll unknowingly spread it to others), such as:

  • washing your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • avoiding touching your face (particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth).
  • staying home as much as possible, even if you don’t feel sick.
  • avoiding crowds and gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • avoid traveling.
  • keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when out.
  • Getting plenty of sleep which helps support your immune system.
  • following all recommendations from health authorities.