We know that the last thing you are probably doing is thinking about shopping. We understand. So we’re here with the best tips we have heard to help you stay healthy and safe. From our family to yours, we wish you good health and look forward to getting through this as a community.
- It can’t be said enough – wash your hands. You’ve heard the drill but it’s important enough that we will repeat the instructions:
- 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 the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
- If you are 65 or older or have underlying health issues, don’t take any chances – stay home! Nothing is as important - not only to you but to the whole community. By remaining in your home you prevent the virus spreading, the healthcare system being overwhelmed and you also avoid this devastating illness.
- If you are under 65 and healthy, please help your community. Check in on loved ones, friends and neighbors who may be sheltering in place. You can drop off items at their doorstep, facetime to keep in touch and send notes to let them know you care.
- Limit non-essential trips (this includes shopping, routine doctor’s visits, and entertainment) and eliminate social gatherings. This will hopefully only be for a short time, but think of it as a selfless act that you can do to help everyone.
- Find ways to decrease stress and anxiety, since this will help your immune system. Some of our favorite things include: 5 minutes of meditation or deep breathing; getting out into nature for walks, hikes or other activities where you can maintain a 6 ft. distance from others; playing some of your favorite music; and cooking a favorite meal.
We will try to stay connected with occasional blogs and can be reached through our website. Stay in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear how you are doing! We are thinking of our customers, vendors, friends and our larger community, and wishing for a quick recovery for all that are being challenged in these times.