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How to Properly Disinfect and Sanitize

Posted by Frank Herold on August 10, 2020


We all must keep doing our part to help in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. When we all participate in taking proactive sanitizing steps, the better we all have of keeping one another healthy. We are all in this together. 

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Sanitization and Disinfection Tips

Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe and healthy. For more, be sure to visit the CDC’s official guide on distancing and sanitization safety.


Don't Touch Your Face and Sanitize Your Hands

So many of us have a habit of rubbing our eyes and nose. Even before COVID-19, keeping our hands clean is essential to our health. Keep tissues handy whenever you need to wipe your eyes or your nose.


Wear a Mask

We know that many people are not showing symptoms of the viral infection. So protect yourself and others, but knowing how to properly use a mask

Whenever you're wearing reusable masks, try to have several on hand and be sure to wash them between uses


Social Distance as Much as Possible

We know we cannot stay inside our homes forever, and there are "essential errands"  we must do. Grocery shopping and visiting our doctors are two essential errands. By now, most businesses are making it easy for us to social distance with helpful reminders to stay six feet away from others. 

  • Go with the flow that grocery stores are marking to keep people from passing one another while shopping, and adhere to the markings to distance yourself at the register.
  • When and where applicable, use telehealth as much as possible to avoid contact with other patients. 


Curbside Pickup is Offered Almost Everywhere

Now, grocery stores and many businesses are offering curbside pickup. All you have to do is place your order online or over the phone. You can drive up, and someone will load your purchases in your car. After getting your items out of your vehicle, always wash your hands. "Follow food safety guidelines: clean, separate, cook, chill. There is no evidence that food or food packaging play a significant role in spreading the virus in the United States."


Use Toss-Away Towels to Avoid Gas Pump Contact

Whenever we're running errands, we will need to keep gas in our cars. Now is the time to begin an indefinite procedure for handling the gas pump handle with disinfecting wipes. Even if you run out, most gas stations have those blue paper towels at your disposal. Some gas stations may have hand sanitizer pumps for you to use. 


Use Online Banking and Teller Machines

Banking is another essential errand we all have to handle from time to time. If you can, online and mobile banking is a convenient way to transfer funds, pay bills, and make check deposits. When you need to get cash, ATMs are everywhere. Just remember to sanitize your hands after touching the machine and the money.

When you have to go in, as many essential businesses, banks are taking measures to make inside banking as safe as possible during these trying times. Remember to wear your mask, and wash your hands once you're outside.


Use Online Resources to Purchase Goods

While we're still experiencing the spread of this virus, ordering items online can alleviate the need to expose ourselves to others in stores. As far as the worry for contracting the virus through handling packages, you want to do what is best for you, as USA Today covers along with handling groceries. 

Generally, leaving them isolated in an entryway or closet for a few hours can help kill off any germs on surfaces.

At Jacaranda Trace, not only is our exceptional staff taking extra measures to keep everyone safe, but some of our talented residents are also helping to make masks to keep our community supplied to combat COVID-19. At Jacaranda Trace, we are in this together, and we're going to keep working hard to keep everyone safe.


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