LAMOSE - March 13 2020
COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection
IIt’s no news that COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus is here and spreading quickly. According to PHAC, the public health risk associated with COVID-19 remains low for the general population in Canada but this could change rapidly.
How coronavirus spreads
Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through:
1. Respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze
2. Close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
3. Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact.
Take steps to protect yourself
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.
Source Credit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html
The rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a source of uncertainty for all of us. We know you’re concerned and so are we.
We know the coronavirus pandemic is presenting many challenges for your business and your family. We want to share a few tips with you and we believe we will all get through this together.
Drinking water is important - It is recommended that the average daily water consumption is 64oz. We aren’t going to go in full detail on all the reasons you should be drinking water throughout the day, but you can check out Brittany Miller’s article for more info [https://www.fitbybritt.com/post/top-6-reasons-why-you-should-be-drinking-more-water]
Don’t let others use your bottle by mistake - Coronavirus can easily be spread through surface transmitters (touching different objects). Many people have similar looking water bottles these days, but having your custom engraved bottle sets it apart from everyone else’s. They won’t pick it up by mistake, thinking it’s their own. We have free name and text engraving on all of our drink ware products, or we’d suggest at least identifying your bottle by writing your name in permanent marker if you don’t have a LAMOSE.
Avoid using public water sources such as water fountains - Knowing where your water is coming from gives you peace of mind. You never know who has touched the water or drink fountain, or when it was last sanitized. It can be much more settling knowing your water has come from your own home. This also applies to bottled water.
How to clean your personalized bottle
Wash your hands and wash your bottle often - It’s important to wash with warm/hot water and soap. Make sure to wash thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
Take everything apart to have a deep clean - Your bottle’s (or mug’s) lid has a removable silicone gasket for deep cleaning and you can put your lid and gasket in the dishwasher to fully sanitize it as well.
Lastly, we have made few changes to support our customer and heath care communities:
1) we are currently offering free shipping on all our orders.
2) we are offering free engraving on all names or text options
3) If you are working in healthcare communities, please reach out to us and we would like to offer you a 40% discount, and we cannot appreciate you enough at this time.