Tips For Staying Healthy And Safe

For people working from home or currently furloughed, or those who are still heading into work as essential employees, staying safe is on their mind. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the guidelines for what we should and shouldn’t do has shifted, and many are confused about what actions they need to take to stay safe. In today’s blog, we have a few helpful tips!

Limit Excursions

The best option is to stay inside when possible, and when heading out, avoid crowds and maintain at least six-feet of social distance between you and other people. The distance helps limit the spread should someone with the disease cough or sneeze. Remember, you can have the disease for up to two weeks and be asymptomatic, spreading it without even knowing you’ve contracted it. Avoid large public gatherings and limit get-togethers with family as well. We know that maintaining this for so long, many of us have been doing so since early to mid-March, is difficult. But the goal is to help the vulnerable members of our community and our essential employees, so all in all, a little cabin fever is a definitely worth it.

Wear a Mask

In March, there was a lot of debate back and forth about whether to wear a mask in public or not. Now, we know that everyone should wear a mask when you venture outdoors, especially if you’re going to a store or into work.  When you wear a mask, you significantly limit the ability to inadvertently spread the disease. You can purchase a mask, as many people have, or simply make your own.

Wash Your Hands Properly

Before leaving the house and when coming home, be sure you wash your hands! Each time should last about 20 seconds, and be sure to reach every surface of your hands, including your finger tips and the back of your hands! Singing the chorus of “Happy Birthday” twice is a good way to time yourself. If you can’t wash your hands, then be sure you have hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

Set Aside Shoes and Outdoor Clothing

When you come inside, take off your shoes and set them aside. Do the same for coats and jackets, or any clothing that may have come into contact with people or surfaces while you’re out and about or at work.

Do You Need a Fun Treat?

If you can’t bring yourself to cook another meal, or you need a little bit of caffeine to get yourself started with homeschool assignments or before your next shift, then stop by! We have food and drink available for take-out or to-go, and we delivery through many popular apps. If you have any questions about our breakfast or lunch menu options, or about our brand-new Family Meal Pack, you can contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.