“Once the captain has turned off the fastened seat belt sign, feel free to move about the cabin”.
After a week of having all of our favorite entertainment and food locations closed, we are starting to feel we have been trapped on a long plane flight and already finished our word puzzle books and ate all our snacks in the first two hours. Keep in your seat as much as possible, especially with all the turbulence.
Here are a few things you can do:
- No shaking hands.
I advise against fist bumps and foot kicks also, as they just look weird. A simple wave will do.
- Wash your hands.
That stockpile of Bath & Body Works soaps have found their time. Before you leave the house, when you get back to the house, and anytime you catch a sneeze with your hand, go wash.
- Wipe down common surfaces.
If there are multiple people in the house, frequently touched doorknobs, faucets, phones, and countertops should be wiped down each day. Any household spray cleaner will do. If you use a Clorox wipe, remember that the surface must be kept wet for 4 minutes for it to be effective. (They are also toxic so gloves should be worn when using. Read the directions on the bottle.)
- Don’t gather together.
Just because all the fun places are closed doesn’t mean it’s time for a house party. That child’s birthday or parents’ anniversary celebration can wait until a safer time.
- Wear gloves.
When you go get gas at these super low prices, wear disposable gloves. Also when you go to the grocery store, as you don’t know who has touched those items before you.
- Stay home.
Catch up on yard work, house work, Netflix, craft projects.
- Get fresh air and sunshine.
It’s not good to be locked into recirculated air. Go take a walk, bike, or jog around your neighborhood. It’s good for your health as well as curbs the cabin fever.
- Pay attention to your body.
If you start to get a tickle in your throat or your joints ache for no reason, STAY HOME. Keep hydrated and ride it out. Don’t call your doctor unless your conditions get worse than normal flu symptoms. If you have questions about how you’re feeling, consider a telemedicine consultation.