Times like these require us to think beyond ourselves. The COVID-19 crisis requires us all to act in a way that keeps us and those around us safe.
It’s surprising how a global pandemic has led to us understanding that the true essence of staying safe is to prioritize everyone else’s safety too.
Here are a few ways you can act for the greater good and collectively slow the spread of the virus:
Always wear a mask
Wearing a mask is not only for your own safety, but for others’ as well. You don’t just have to wear the mask when you’re near someone who is visibly sick either. In fact, according to news reports, around 50% of coronavirus patients don’t even know they are infected. There is also a group of asymptomatic patients that are known to be silent carriers. In short, you never know who is infected and who isn’t. Therefore, your best defense is to not leave the house without a face mask on.
This will also keep others safe in case you happen to be a carrier. Buy these masks in bulk and keep a handful at home, so you don’t have to reuse old ones.
Stick to necessities
If there’s one thing that COVID-19 has taught us, its that the world can survive on needs, and wants can be suspended. At this point, it doesn’t matter what car you drive, which club you used to party at, or what your social status is. All that matters is staying safe and healthy!
Your COVID-19 mantra should be sticking to the necessities. Leave the house if it’s important. Meet a friend if it’s work-related. Cancel gatherings if they’re only for entertainment purposes. Don’t make unnecessary shopping trips.
Limit your exposures to others as much as you can. Your beach trip can be rescheduled. Your casino hangouts can wait. Yes, life will be a bit boring, but we’re all in this together!
Wash your hands regularly!
Handshakes and hugs have taken a back seat to elbow touches. Moreover, washing your hands is the need of the hour. Wash them after touching any surface that might have been touched by someone else. The CDC recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. This helps keep your hands germ-free and prevents any germs being transmitted to anyone else.
A more effective option is keeping hand sanitizer in your pocket. You can’t carry soap and water wherever you go. Sanitizers are portable, pocket-friendly, convenient, and equally effective at keeping germs and microbes at bay!
You can also station these sanitizers at various spots around the house, so your family picks up on a healthy hand-washing habit.
At a time when safety supplies are scant, Safety 1st PPE is playing its part in delivering them to you. We are selling all sorts of protective equipment, including hand sanitizers, disinfectants, wipes, masks, gloves, and more. For further details, give us a call at 469-626-0056 and place an order for face masks online.