What to Know About Being Around Other People Right Now
With businesses in California slowly beginning to open back up, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts of being around other people. This may seem like a banal topic right now, but it’s always good to make sure you’re up to date on safety advice during this pandemic. Plus, if you plan on attending any small gatherings, you’re going to need to know this stuff. So, sit back, relax, and read on to view a list of helpful reminders on how to handle yourself in public. You’ll thank us later. Or maybe you won’t, but we won’t hold that against you.
Do: Cover Your Face When in Public
Wear a face cover whenever you are in public. You may feel silly, but everyone’s doing it, so you’ll fit right in. Plus, it’s now an official mandate in California. Basically, anytime you are in a “high risk” situation, your face should be covered.
Don’t: Leave Your Face Uncovered, Especially if You’re Feeling Sick
The rules are a little soft right now, but basically if you’re feeling sick, you should stay home. If staying home isn’t an option (ie, you’re going to a doctor’s appointment because you feel sick), then your face should be covered. And definitely don’t cough on other people if your face isn’t covered. And we don’t just mean during this pandemic. It’s never nice to cough on people. Just don’t do it, ok?
Do: Keep at Least Six Feet Between Yourself and Other People
California state guidelines recommend keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people. We, as a nation, have come to know this practice as “social distancing.” For those of us who are introverts, we know this as a normal Tuesday.
Don’t: Hug Every Single Person You See Walking Down the Street
This is weird, even during non-pandemic times. But it’s especially frowned upon during pandemic times, so don’t do it. Ever. Unless you know the person and we aren’t in the middle of a pandemic. And they want a hug. Then it’s ok.
Do: Wash Your Hands for at Least Twenty Seconds
It’s good to wash your hands often, and for at least twenty. If you need help counting to twenty, just sing the chorus of Mr. Brightside and you’re good to go. If you’re not a fan of The Killers, try out one of THESE hand washing songs.
Don’t: Hold a ‘Who Can Wash Their Hands the Fastest’ Contest with Your Friends
Sometimes it’s ok to rush through doing certain activities. Washing your hands isn’t one of those activities. So, you really shouldn’t race your friends to see who can wash their hands the fastest. Because even if you’re the fastest, you’re still losing because your hands aren’t really clean. It’s just twenty seconds, even if you don’t think you have time, you definitely have time.
Do: Keep Your Work Area and High-Touch Areas Clean
It’s a good practice to keep your work area clean. Simply wipe your stuff down with a disinfectant wipe. Easy. It’s also good to wipe down any high-touch areas around your home and workspace. Think: light switches, doorknobs, the handle to your refrigerator (if you’re still working from home). Things like that. Basically, disinfect your stuff from time to time.
Don’t: Go Around Licking High-Touch Areas
We’re not sure why you would do this, but we’ll remind you not to, just in case.
It may be a little stressful to follow all these rules all the time, but at least we’re moving in the right direction. If everyone does these things, opening up the state will be easy. And once the state is fully open and we’re able to do large events again, contact us HERE to help you choose the perfect venue. It’s never too early to plan your 2021 event, and they say a vaccine is right around the corner (but we’re not doctors, so we’re not making any promises).