From all of us at Solace Wellness Center & MedSpa, we hope you are able to stay healthy and safe during this uncertain time with the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Because many of us have probably not experienced a pandemic like this before, we wanted to share some tips and advice on how you can stay well and protect those who are more at risk, such as elderly and immunocompromised people. Together, we can help to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus! Here’s what you should know and how you can help:

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How does COVID-19 spread?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explains that the virus is thought to spread from person-to-person between people who are less than 6 feet apart, and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If an infected person coughs or sneezes into their hand and then touches a surface, and you touch that same surface and then touch your nose, mouth or eyes with the same hand, that is an easy way to contract the virus. It is extremely important for you to avoid touching your face.

The CDC’s recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus are:

● Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
● Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
● Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
● Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
● Putting distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Other things you can do to help include staying home if you’re sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, computer mouses and keyboards, your phone, toilets, faucets, the microwave buttons and refrigerator door handles, etc.

If you’re practicing social distancing, you might feel isolated or have trouble focusing on normal activities, particularly when social media and the news are steady reminders of the pandemic. It’s always important to stay informed, but don’t forget to take care of yourself as well! That could mean avoiding your phone or the news for a few hours by reading a book, playing a board game or getting outside (on your own or only with a couple of people) for a run, a walk or just to get some fresh air. Moderate exercise is helpful to keep your immune system strong, so even if you’re avoiding the gym, make some time for yourself to get outside, or practice yoga or use the treadmill at home. Whatever works best for you, so you can keep active and reduce any anxiety you may be having.

This probably seems like a lot of new habits to undertake, and some difficult ones to avoid, like touching your face, but most importantly, these are things we can control. If we can all do this, we can help keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy and safe!

Here at Solace Wellness Center & MedSpa, we are committed to keeping you safe and healthy. Although we are temporarily not seeing patients face to face, we can arrange for a virtual consultation with our facial esthetics nurse. Message us through Facebook or Instagram or fill out the Contact Us page at foundsolace.com and we will be sure to get back to you!

From all of us here at Solace Wellness Center & MedSpa, we wish you well and can’t wait to see you in person again!

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