CORONAVIRUS AND FLU PRECAUTIONS
o If you develop a fever, stay home.
o If you develop a new cough, stay home as the disease is spread through respiratory droplets.
o If you cough or sneeze, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand.
o If you cough or sneeze into your hand, wash your hands immediately before touching other surfaces. The disease may be transmissible by respiratory droplets deposited on a surface subsequently touched by another person.
o If you cough into a tissue or handkerchief, discard the tissue or handkerchief immediately. If you reuse it, respiratory droplets will get on your hands which may then be spread to other surfaces. Most of you have already seen some form of the following suggestions – we repeat them here for obvious reasons.
o Try not to touch your nose, mouth, or eyes! That is the easiest way to transmit the virus to yourself.
o NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
o Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
o Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
o Use disinfectant wipes at the stores and elsewhere when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
o Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
o Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances, AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.
Remember that each of you is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting each other against the flu or any other virus. If we each follow the suggestions provided above it will hopefully minimize the impact of this virus not only at the Club but elsewhere as well.
Be safe and stay healthy!