J&D Ultracare has temporarily closed until Friday, March 27 due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. While we plan on re-opening on March 30, please know that our entire staff will continue to work hard remotely during this time. As we learn more about the situation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and NY State Department of Health, we will keep everyone updated right here on J&D Ultracare’s News Page.
The CDC has done an excellent job of providing tons of educational resources about the coronavirus on their website, which you can find here. We recommend that everyone takes a second to read what they have to say because having knowledge about the virus will prevent it from spreading.
During this time, we at J&D Ultracare want to make sure that everyone is safe. That’s why we’re going to highlight six helpful tips for protecting yourself from the coronavirus. The information below comes directly from the CDC’s page on coronavirus prevention, so if you want to learn more, we highly recommend you read the full post by clicking here. Here’s what the CDC recommends:
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
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are 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. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- 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.
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