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Staying Safe as Our State Reopens

May 25, 2020 in Tips

As Utah begins to reopen, you are probably asking yourself, “Can I go shopping? Can I go to my favorite swimming pool? Can I eat at my favorite steakhouse?”

As the month of May comes to an end, the new month starts a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and our state as a whole. Across the country, restaurants, retail stores, malls, and public places are beginning to reopen for business. According to experts, this new phase does not necessarily mean the ongoing risks of the pandemic have not changed, though. Below are a few things to keep in mind as our state begins to reopen that will help you protect yourself and others around you.

Maintain Social Distance

Have you been practicing social distancing by keeping six feet from everyone? Well, keep doing that. Though six feet is not a “magical” distance, the farther away you keep from others, the lower the risk of spreading (if you’re asymptomatic) or catching the virus.

Wash your Hands

Wash your hands often, and especially after touching “high-touch” areas in public. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer handy is a good idea for anyone leaving his or her home while the country begins to reopen. You can’t control if everyone else around you washes his or her hands, but maintaining your own hand cleanliness can mitigate the spread of the virus to you and impacting your personal health.

Avoid Touching your Face

How often do you catch yourself – and not even thinking about it – reaching up and itching your eyes or rubbing your nose? Touching your face can cause germs to reach your eyes or nose, and sometimes we do it without thinking about it. It’s important to try not to touch your face during this time. It may be uncomfortable to let that random itch go, but letting it go could save you from spreading the virus to yourself.

Wear a Mask

We are just as excited to get out of the house and go back to normal. But before we get back to completely normal, we must go through these phases we are going through now. When you begin leaving the house again, wearing a mask could become the new normal. What made this pandemic so serious is the level of contagion this virus has.

There are different types available. The N-95 respirator masks have been in high demand by health care workers, but they offer the best protection by the wearer against the airborne virus.

The Centers for Disease Control’s latest recommendation is for everyone to wear a surgical-type or cloth mask, barring any preexisting breathing conditions.

These types of masks likely offer little protection to the wearer, but instead keep an asymptomatic carrier from spreading the virus by sneezing, coughing, and even simply talking or singing.

Stay Home If you Are Sick

Last but not least, if you are beginning to feel sick, you should stay home. Staying home even as things begin to reopen is important. If you go out and are carrying the virus, you can pass it on to others, which can cause a second outbreak that may be worse than the first outbreak. Staying home not only protects you and others around you; staying home can help us a nation progress through these phases of reopening and we can get back to “normal” even faster.

Though it may be exciting that the country is beginning to reopen, and things are progressing to the way things were before the pandemic started, it is important to stay vigilant and careful during the process. Acting like the virus does not exist will not help but following simple personal hygiene and following the tips from health experts can.

We look forward to working with you and seeing your faces out and about again!

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