Staying Safe Today – Part 1

Evelyn Robertson, Staff Editor

In these troubling times, sanitization is more important than ever. If you’re an essential employee, chances are things have changed for you at work. Keeping everything sterile has become a top priority over our other jobs where I work. As for keeping yourself clean, dousing your body in hand sanitizer is the way to go; perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration. 


Furthermore, showering needs to be taken seriously. A quick rinse isn’t enough anymore. You need to use soap and things like it. I know this is completely Earth shattering to some of you, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Axe Body Spray isn’t enough this time around. Whenever you are out, it is best to shower immediately after you get home so nothing sits around the house. Interestingly, the standard procedure for serving food now is to have a separate pair of disposable gloves for every meal. Is it worth it? As much of a pain as it is, it’s worth not getting sick with anything, not to mention that virus. 


A most notable change is that not only workers, but no one can leave the Panhandle. You aren’t supposed to anyway unless it’s a medical emergency. It’s simply too risky, given that our neighboring settlements either have it or are suspected to. For the sake of yourself and others, please stay in. 

In conclusion, cleanliness is next to godliness, help yourself and you help those around you. Remember to not touch your face unless sanitized and wash your hands very frequently. If you need to go out, make sure you have a very good reason. Going to see your friend in Torrington or Bridgeport won’t do you any good at all. Stay safe out there!