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COVID-19 Videos: Quick Tips to Keep in Mind

By Shana Brouder

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Think you know everything about COVID-19 safety? Even some of our team members learned something new this week thanks to these short videos – perfect for social media sharing – from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The videos cover safety practices to protect you against COVID-19. You’ll need to view them from a personal computer or smartphone, but here are some of our favorites:

Below you can find some essential tips pulled from the CDC’s video section.

For cloth face coverings:

  1. Your mask must completely cover your nose, mouth, and chin in order to be effective.
  2. Keep the sides of the mask as tight as possible, while still ensuring you can breathe.
  3. When out in public, avoid touching your face and your cloth face covering. It can be tempting to adjust the mask, as wearing them can be uncomfortable. However, try to keep your hands off your face and mask until you are able to wash them properly for 20 seconds.

When in public:

  1. Don’t leave your home if you are not feeling well.
  2. If you are a member of a vulnerable population, only run errands during low-traffic times of day to limit your exposure to others.
  3. Even while wearing a cloth face covering, keeping a distance of six feet (approximately two arm lengths) between you and those around you will lower the risk of transmission.
  4. When shopping, try to use touchless payment options.
  5. If you must use cash or card, use hand sanitizer before and after payment if possible.

In the era of COVID-19, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Whether you are going to work, going to the grocery store, or simply taking a walk, practicing the safety measures described above will ensure you limit your exposure and stay as healthy as possible.

 

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

CDC COVID-19 videos
CDC Communications Resources
CDC posters for your workplace
U.S. Coast Guard COVID-19 Health and Safety Page