Personal Disaster Preparedness; 72-Hour Kits

Personal Disaster Preparedness: How to be Prepared for the Next Disaster with a 72-hour Kit COVID-19 has been eye-opening for many people.  With different areas of the world experiencing shortages, many are realizing that they were not prepared for a disruption. Planning ahead by identifying what you and your family may need is important.  Having […]

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COVID-19: Mental Health

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Mental health during a pandemic: signs and symptoms and what to do about it. Living through a pandemic is stressful and it is normal to experience some anxiety and worry (SAMHSA, 2014).  It is also common for family, friends and coworkers of high-risk individuals to feel increasingly on edge.  High-risk individuals include those who have […]

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COVID-19: Proper Hand Washing

Hand washing is the number one tip for stopping the spread of COVID-19.  While this is common sense, it must be done properly to be effective.  Washing our hands regularly not only stops the spread of disease during a pandemic but is also crucial to stop the spread of other illnesses such as the common […]

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COVID-19: Removing Gloves Properly

While the use of medical gloves is an important aspect of personal protective equipment for health care workers, they do not need to be worn by members of the general public.  If they are not used and disposed of properly, they can provide another surface for the virus to live on and potentially encourage further […]

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