Fall Is Just Around the Corner—But COVID Is There Too
It has been an unusual summer, to say the least! Hopefully, though, you’ve had an opportunity to relax and have fun with your family on a vacation or staycation. Now it’s time to transition into the fall season—with a whole new set of challenges as COVID-19 continues to change the way we do everyday life. Here are some things to keep in mind in the weeks ahead.
The last hurrah of summer. Labor Day—Monday, September 7 this year—is the unofficial end of summer, and many of us like to celebrate with a backyard barbecue. But if you’re planning to flip burgers and spoon up potato salad with people outside of your family, the CDC has some advice about how to safely host or attend an outdoor gathering.
Back to the books. Depending on where you live, the next school year is just around the corner or already underway. If you have school-aged children, you are likely looking at this time with concern, whether your district is operating remotely or has moved back into the classroom. The CDC has a range of resources that can help, including general information about schools and COVID-19, guidance for deciding if your child should return to the classroom, and a comprehensive back-to-school checklist for both home learning and classroom learning.
Time for review. In the U.S., we’ve been living with COVID-19 for five months, so this is a great time to take stock of your compliance with the basics of coronavirus protection. This is particularly important if you, your kids or others living with you are going to be spending more time outside the “bubble” of your home in the weeks ahead. Ask these questions:
- Am I frequently washing my hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content when soap and water aren’t available?
- Outside of my home, am I staying at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not living with me?
- Am I covering both my mouth and nose with a mask, particularly when I’m outside of my home in an indoor setting?
- When I cough or sneeze, am I covering it with a tissue then immediately throwing the tissue away and washing my hands or applying hand sanitizer?
The CDC has more information about how to protect yourself and others.
CoolSys Has You Covered!
From the beginning of the COVID crisis, we’ve been working nonstop to make sure our CoolSys team has what you need to stay safe on the job. As part of that commitment to you, we’re excited to announce our partnership with SunScope to provide a reliable and steady supply of PPE in our locations throughout the U.S. All SunScope products meet federal and CDC standards. Through this partnership, you’ll have access to:
- 3-ply disposable facemasks
- Hand wipes (75% alcohol content)
- 32-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer (75% alcohol content) to keep in your vehicle and/or use to refill smaller bottles to carry with you
- 6-mil disposable gloves
If you need any of these supplies, please contact your designated COVID-19 buyer.