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Stay well everybody and wash your hands -- 
and also remember to disinfect the steering wheels of your vehicles!  

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Tips from the CDC Website:


The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.


1) Take steps to protect yourself


Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Avoid close contact


2) Take steps to protect others


Stay home if you’re sick


Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.


Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


To disinfect:

Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
  • To make a bleach solution, mix:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).


If everyone follows these steps, we can conquer this virus much sooner! 




We want all our members and friends to be safe. 

Edited by Tika
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Tika,   Thank you for this article. Very informative. I have forwarded to all my family.


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Nice advice. Thank you so much.


I have taken a different course though.


My daily morning walk involves a large circle that amounts to about three miles. The course takes me through Lowes (three times around equals a mile) and Walmart (which is literally in my backyard).


I immediately noticed the difference in Walmart when not only the toilet paper aisle was depleted but every range of basic staple was gone every day.

The Emergency orders  had started schools closed ,everyone was sheltering in place, and my contracting/ project management was in the weeds once again.


Walmart announced that it (or is it they) were reducing their hiring process from a two week thing to a 24 hour process. So, since on my daily walks I realized that Walmart was in the weeds also.  I went online and applied  on Friday.  I started Sunday night at 10 pm. That was four weeks ago. I now work there from 10 pm to 7am five days a week.


It is not a bad job or hours for myself if enough time is spent at rest.  With plenty of sleep the job is a breeze. If sleep deprived it would be hell.


So by taking a Walmart job I have placed myself in a position where the brunt of this can catch me at anytime.


I am doing my best to keep the store stocked for everyone to have the things needed.


A month into this I am healthy and was able to pay a few bills.


I will discuss more later.


Hope everyone is well.




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my dauter  got a job at one here in wa st  4 am to I am not shure  in bakery stock and vegtibeles  . after 9 years at a little news paper that finaly folded .up.  there got pay for car rent and basics lives buy herself.

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