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COVID-19: Mitigation, Mitigation, Mitigation!

COVID-19 and YOU

Some things haven’t changed with the onset of the COVID-19 Virus.

  1. Wash Your Hands with Soap and Water Often
  2. Don’t Touch Your Face
  3. Keep your Distance
  4. Protect the Elderly

All the other stuff they throw in such as sanitizing the packaging of your foodstuffs, wear a mask and the like almost make me feel like they think I am a 5 year-old without common sense.

And then I see what others do.

Talk about sobering. Protective personal equipment (PPE) is supposed to keep you safe from the incidental spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you touch a possibly infected surface then touch your PPE then touch your face, how can you honestly say that you are using your PPE effectively?


  1. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. (Tip: Set down the soap or hand sanitizer BEFORE you begin disinfecting your hands.)
  2. Set up your PPE in front of you. You should be able to manipulate your PPE without touching packaging to open it. NEVER put on your PPE if you’re in line waiting for something.  If you do, you’re already too late.  Consider putting your PPE on in your vehicle FIRST. 
  3. Put on your face mask FIRST.  Adjust MASK Accordingly.  
  4. PUT ON gloves NEXT.  Adjust gloves accordingly.  
  5. Refrain from touching your face or PPE while wearing PPE.  Touch only what is necessary while using PPE.  

WARNING: MASKS and GLOVES will give you a unsubstantiated feeling of immunity. (NOTE: You are wearing your mask so you can get in close. ) YOU ARE NOT. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. You may be wearing your PPE properly but the person you’re next to may be COVID-19 positive. You don’t know. They also are constantly adding new situations to avoid.  Keep it simple.  Keep your distance. Keep your hands to yourself and off your face.  

TIP:  I like to wear long sleeve clothes currently.  It allows me to shield the rest of my body from possible contamination AND I can also use my clothed shoulders should I really need to wipe my face. Once again keep your distance to avoid casual contact and droplet contamination.  

Always work with the assumption they are positive for COVID-19 and be aware of your surroundings; acting accordingly to keep your spacing.