Here’s how you can too:
Wash your hands frequently
Follow these five steps every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap*.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum “Happy Birthday” from beginning to end, twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
**Use hand sanitizer when you can’t use soap and water (If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.)
Maintain social distancing
- keep space of approximately 3 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- If you have touched a surface or item contaminated with the virus, touching your eyes, nose or mouth could transfer the virus into your system and make you sick. (*Lower the risk by washing hands frequently!)
Practice respiratory hygiene
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard of used tissue into a closed bin immediately.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- call into (rather than physically visit) your doctor’s office for direction, this will help protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections
- symptoms range from mild to severe. It takes 2-14 days after exposure for symptoms to develop. Symptoms may include: fever, cough and shortness of breath
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
- Staying informed is the first best step in protecting yourself.
Additional measure include:
- Use of face masks, especially when you are sick – while they can’t 100% prevent infection, they can lessen the spread
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces daily – including tables, doorknobs, handles, countertops, phones, etc.***
* For hand washing:
We recommend Live for Tomorrow “Clean Mitts” hand soaps – Highly Concentrated, All Natural, Hypoallergenic, Biodegradable, Phosphate Free, Safe for septic systems. With proper washing techniques, these will leave your hands germ free ~ taking care of the earth while taking care of yourself!
*** For surfaces:
We recommend our very own “Elbow Grease” Multi-Purpose cleaner. This hard working solution tackles tough messes and day-to-day build up with a pleasing, highly concentrated, all natural formula.