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COVID-19 Resources: Stop The Spread

Guide focusing on resources to gain additional information regarding COVID-19.

Stop The Spread

This page covers stopping the spread with general tips: hygiene practices, safe grocery shopping. 

Safe Grocery Shopping

Please note: while Dr. VanWingen has some great tips to incorporate into our habits when bringing groceries inside the house, fruits and veggies should not be washed with soap and to clarify the video: do not leave perishable items outside the refrigerator longer than necessary. Maintain proper food temps to keep items out of the Danger Zone (this zone is between 40-140 degrees, when bacteria can rapidly grow.) 

 

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Tips

Below are some great tips to keep a lot of germs (not just COVID-19!) away: 

  • Practice respiratory etiquette
    • Cover coughs, sneezes, and nose blowing.
  • Toss used tissues ASAP directly into the trash.
  • Wash hands after sneezing, coughing, or touching used tissues.
    • In addition, wash hands before preparing foods, after using the restroom, or changing a diaper. 
    • Check out the hand washing tab for videos and a step-by-step how to properly wash your hands.
  • Use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if hand washing is not possible.
  • Wash your hands if you touched anyone sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose. 
  • Do not touch your face or eat food with unwashed hands. 
  • Do not share items such as food, utensils, drinks, towels, or lipstick with others. 
  • Stay home if you have a fever and cough.
  • Wear a face mask in closed areas (a car, train, bus, waiting room, etc.) to stop the spread of germs if you are sick. 
    • ​If you are not sick, or caring for a sick person, you should not wear a mask. 

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