1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, or foot touch instead.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been. When you wash your hands, make sure you wash your fingertips and the tips of your thumbs. Hold your fingertips and thumb from one hand at 90 degrees to the palm of your other hand and wash carefully. Some medical recommendations suggest you should wash each surface of your hand and fingers a minimum of 10 times.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances, and in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more.

Modified from "Good Advice Regarding Coronavirus," James Robb, MD, FCAP


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