QualiCare Maids was featured on WCNC News on March 12, 2020
in an interview that illustrated how we are incorporating the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations in all home, apartment, and office cleanings for both new and existing customers to combat the spread of the Coronavirus in the Charlotte area.
Featured on WCNC News Video Link:
You’ve heard it before but we’ll say it again: Get your hands soapy and scrub, scrub, scrub. This is one of the most important things you can do. “It's the most effective way to prevent illness and infection," says Nipunie Rajapakse, M.D., M.P.H., a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist. "We know viral particles that end up on your fingers and hands can be transmitted to other people.”
Whenever possible, get to a sink and wash your hands after being out in public or touching a common surface others may have touched, after coughing or sneezing, and before cooking and eating. Be sure to get every part of your hands and fingers — palms, fingertips, under your nails, between your fingers, and even the tops — and wash them for at least 20 seconds. If there’s no sink nearby, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content until you can get to one.
Start practicing good hand hygiene now and ramp it up.
In addition to washing your hands after using the bathroom
(at home or work), wash your hands: before eating; after touching used tissues; after coming in from crowded areas, such as mass transit; before bedtime; before applying make-up; before and after handling contact lens, or pretty much anytime you have been or will be in contact with your mucus membranes, which are your eyes, mouth, and inside the nose.
“Limit how much time you spend out in public or around others. It’s unusual for us to be living this way, but it’s one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs, and it’s necessary over the next few weeks to see if we can halt the spread of this virus from person to person,” says Carl Fichtenbaum, M.D., of the infectious disease division at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.