Brace Yourselves, Winter Is Coming
December 03, 2020
Buckle up and brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen. This upcoming winter season could be the deadliest for our country in more than a century, public health experts warn. An article published on November 20th by Kenosha News titled, Keep Calm and Clean On: Why You Shouldn't Ease Up on Cleaning Practices this Winter
stated that the surge of COVID-19 cases paired with increasing indoor gatherings due to the holidays and the start of the cold and flu season have the potential to create a perfect storm for the spread of germs.
After what it seems to feel like an eternity, pandemic fatigue is a real thing. People have become much more complacent and less concerned about wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and keeping up with cleaning practices.
A recent Consumer Confidence in Cleaning Products Remains High During Pandemic
showed there has been a decline in handwashing practices for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The holidays are known celebrations and coming together with friends and family, but it is important to remember the fight against the coronavirus is far from over. We cannot ease up on the recommended practices and new routines adapted at the start of the pandemic as our nation depends on it.
These are some of the cleaning tips you can keep in mind for the winter, provided by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI):
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer as an alternative. The CDC suggests and alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
For more information, make sure you head over to Kenosha News article with the following link Keep Calm and Clean On: Why You Shouldn't Ease Up on Cleaning Practices this Winter