- Experts suggest continuing to wear a face mask, and going to the store during off-hours—either early in the morning or later at night when it’s likely to be less crowded.
- Opt for grocery pick-up or curbside delivery to avoid crowding in the store.
- Prioritize stores that have implemented processes to reduce infection, such as limiting the number of shoppers, and spacing out lines. (Trader Joes is the ACTUAL best at this).
Reopening Safety at Salons
These little shops are sure to be some of the most crowded in the coming weeks as people flood in to touch up their locks. Consider avoiding these altogether until the initial reopening phases out.
- Most salons will require you to call ahead and schedule your appointment. Use this call to also ask about their safety measures.
- Only go to salons that space out appointments to physically distance customers.
- Wear a face mask and ensure your stylist is doing the same. This service requires direct contact and you won’t be six feet away from each other, so it’s important to take all other precautions very seriously.
- Avoid blow drying to reduce the spread of germs.
Reopening Safety at the Gym
It’s recommended that you only return to your gym or fitness center if they are limiting how many members are allowed in at the same time.
- Call ahead and ask about scheduled time blocks and what the facility’s cleaning and disinfecting policies are.
- You’ll also want to ask about whether or not you’ll have access to the locker rooms and bathrooms.
- Continue practicing social distancing at the gym, and use equipment that is at least six feet away from others.
There you have it, folks. I don’t have to tell you that these are strange times we’re living in! As states move to reopen, we all play a part in contributing the health and well being of everyone in our community. Stay safe, stay smart, stay apart.