Hygiene Combats Corona Virus

Hygiene for Health

Safety Huddle 2012003


Hygiene for Health – Simple Practices to Keep You Safe

There is a lot of concern about Corona virus today.  It is all over the news.

As of today, approximately 1,000 people in the US have tested positive for Corona virus and we’ve had 36 deaths (mostly the elderly and those with compromised health).

So far, 16,000 people have died and 280,000 people have been hospitalized in the US during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC.

I’ve seen many, many potential epidemics come and go over the years – Mad Cow Disease, West Nile Virus, Zika, Ebola, the list goes on.

Please understand, we need to do what we can to stay healthy but not simply because of the Corona virus.

Here are some simple steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe:

  1. Wash your hands. Believe it or not, this is one of the most important things you can do.  Please use soap, spend one minute washing your palms, the back of your hands, between each finger and around your thumb.  Wash your hands after you use the restroom, before you eat, drink, smoke, sneeze, cough or put your hand anywhere around your eyes, nose or mouth (for any reason).

    I also recommend being careful when you open doors, use faucets, etc. as they often have germs on them.  After I wash my hands, I frequently use a paper towel to clean off the faucet and sink and to let myself out of the door. I then throw the paper towel in a receptacle so no one has to clean up after me.

Please note – If we are out of soap, let your supervisor know so that we can resupply the bathroom with soap and, if needed, paper towels.

I often keep a very small bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket to use if I sneeze, cough or otherwise need a quick cleanse before I can get to a place where I can wash my hands.

  1. Thoroughly cover your nose if you have to sneeze.

  2. Thoroughly cover your mouth (with the inside of your elbow) if you have to cough.

  3. Avoid close contact with those who are sick.



Safety Huddle 202003

Hygiene for Health





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