I felt as if not everything could be covered in one article. There is a lot of safety protocols that you can follow to keep yourself and others safe during quarantine. Practicing quarantine safety inside and outside of your house is important for many many reasons so, let’s talk quarantine safety.
First and foremost, I want to say that there are people out there who have to go to work every single day because they’re essential. What they do for a living is essential so that our society can keep going. These heroes are risking their safety so we don’t have to. The CDC, government, all the essential works, and most of the people stuck at home (young and old) have expressed that we should only be going out into the public for the absolute essentials. When we are out, we should be practicing Safety to ensure that the virus has very little chance of spreading around.
What Are Considered Essentials and When Should You Go Get Them?
Essential items follow a certain criteria. This criteria is a series of questions to keep in mind when trying to decipher whether or not the item(s) you need is essential.
Will it significantly impact my quality of life or risk my life and/or well-being if I don’t get it?
If you’ve answered yes to almost of these questions then you should definitely go and get that item or items. If you can get it online, then please do it that way.
When deciding the time in which you take your shopping trips, I suggest you take a few things into account:
What day of the month are SNAPS renewed?
Does this store offer order pickup/ curbside pickup?
Do you have a list of everything you need?
Do you have a mask on hand?
You should be prepared and have the ability to just get in and out of the store as quickly and efficiently as possible. Being idle in the aisles is something we all do, it’s natural. But, if you know what you need, have a list, and know your store then you don’t have to be idle. When curbside/order pickup is an option, however, you can be even quicker. There‘s no need to waste time at this time.
Gloves and Masks
Gloves are a topic of debate during this quarantine. Some people say that they are essential and will help you safely roam around stores. Others think that they don’t do much good because of cross contamination. Well, there are truths on both sides of the spectrum.
Gloves can be sanitized with hand sanitizer when you wear them. However, there are elements of cross contamination in play unless you plan to change or hand sanitize your gloves after every single thing you touch. There is one thing that many people don’t know and that’s how to properly take off disposable gloves. I did cover this in my previous article, here, so check it out for more information.
Masks can be reusable, disposable, homemade, or store bought. They WILL help prevent the spread of the virus and give you the protection you need. You can read all about it in this article, here.
Since masks and gloves are in high demand yet low supply, we at Svanah decided to do our part and have created a campaign to give the public the PPE they need.
For more information and to renew the offer, please visit us on Instagram and shoot us a message. Here at Svanah Beauty, we care about your health and wellness because you’re worth it.
Quarantine Safety Inside
Yes, there is a way for you to be safer at home. Here are a few ways I practice quarantine safety at home:
Leave any delivered boxes for 24 to 78 hours
Cleaning the packages
When you bring home bags and groceries, sanitize the surface they were on right after you’re done putting your things away
Clean your groceries
WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
Keep up your hygiene routine
Regularly clean your house/area
If you order food, just have them drop it on the porch or steps
I know that being home can cause some stir craziness so be sure to keep up on your mental health. The suicide rates have increased significantly since quarantine has started as well as the rate of substance abuse. It’s more important now than ever to make sure you’re doing well mentally.
If you’re having thoughts of suicide or are experiencing substance abuse, depression, etc. please contact National Suicide Lifeline at (1-800) 273-8255.
Remember that you are worth it. You and every risking their lives for you are worth practicing quarantine safety. Please be mindful, be safe, and be smart. The lives of others are important. They have family and loved ones that will miss them just like you. Eventually, though, this will end. Quarantine isn’t forever so let’s not lengthen it.
Quarantine Safety: How to Practice Safety Inside and Outside was research, written, edited Emmalie Roberts. For more articles, check out our blog page, here, and don't forget to follow us on social media, here, for daily tips, tricks, and reminders for your path to holistic health.