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Reducing the Spread of Coronavirus Together

March 18, 2020
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Posted By: Clarkson Dental Group
Dr. Mahlin's COVID-19 Message

 

Corona Virus Message from Dr. Mahlin

 

As of now, there is no vaccine for coronavirus. The best way to prevent the spread of this disease is by avoiding contact with other people, especially those exposed to it. It is good to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and other people. As the situation evolves, we will keep our page updated to any COVID-19 related news. 

Avoid Spreading Coronavirus

Practicing common sense caution can help slow the spread of coronavirus. Here are some vital actions you can take, recommended by the CDC.

  • Wash your hands after going out using soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds; this is important before and after going out to a public place, or anytime after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol if you are unable to wash your hands. Make sure you cover your entire hand and wait for them to dry.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands.
  • Maintain distance from others in public of at least six feet.
  • Avoid being in close contact with people outside of your home
  • Close your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Cough into your elbow or sleeve.
  • Do not leave your house if you are sick and avoid people who are sick.
  • Clean and sterilize frequently touched surfaces. Don't forget doorknobs, faucet handles, counters, light switches, keyboards, desks, phones, toilets, and sinks.
  • Throw used tissues away. Try to keep your house clean and clutter-free.
  • Wear a facemask and gloves if you must go out and are sick.

Avoiding contact between your family and others is how we can keep COVID-19 from spreading in your community. We want to keep the vulnerable members of our community safe from coronavirus. 

There have recently been shortages of disinfectants in local stores; if you find yourself unable to find what you need, you can always make your own homemade solution with five tablespoons (1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon of water. Never mix bleach with any types of cleaners or ammonia, you could create a toxic gas. You can also use alcohol solutions at 70% alcohol or higher.

You can learn more about disinfecting guidelines by visiting the CDC website.

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We are open and ready to welcome you back! Please read our reopening letter here.  Do you have a question or concern about your dental appointment during COVID-19? Please refer to our page about dental emergencies during COVID-19, our blog about how to reduce the spread of the virus, and our FAQ about the safety of your dental appointment. Dr. Mahlin, Caleb, Jerri, Kim, Lauren, Nikki, and Pat.