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How to Make Your Own Cloth Face masks in 3 Different Sizes!

A 2013 study by the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Department entitled Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic? revealed that homemade face masks, constructed out of household materials were still effective in reducing aerosol transmission of droplet-spread communicable diseases. The study involved 21 healthy volunteers; 12 men and 9 women aged between

5 Vegetables That Are Easy To Grow For A Kid-Friendly Garden

Some Tips Before You Get Started: Buy some garden tools designed for children that are smaller in size and most of the time offer additional safety. Allow children to decorate and personalize their pots! When sowing seeds or transplanting your starter plants, space them out with a little extra room in between. This will help to

Tips for Grocery Shopping and Handling During a Pandemic

With the ever increasing requirement for ‘social distancing’, there are essentials such as food, cleaning supplies, personal care and medicine, to name a few.  We know that to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, we should limit our exposure to people, cover our coughs/sneezes, and avoid touching our face.  If you are

Home-care Guide of Do’s and Don’ts for COVID-19 Infections

A Layperson’s Guide in Plain Talk This is a compilation based on information from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and other sources in an easy-to-read format with the survival of African and all people in mind. Many of the recommendations are based on what worked during the MERS and SARS pandemics, but others

Ignore Rumors, Urban Myths, Conspiracy Theories and Avoid People Who Spread Them

MOST COMMON COVID-19 MYTHS A vaccine to cure COVID-19 is available. False There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus right now. Scientists have already beings will take many months. You can protect yourself from COVID-19 by swallowing or gargling with bleach, taking acetic acid or steroids, or using essential oils, salt water, ethanol or

Stress and Children

Children mirror behaviors they observe from adults. This is especially true of our responses to stressful situation like those caused by COVID-19.  Common Signs of Distress in the Young Excessive crying or irritation Bedwetting, toileting accidents Unhealthy eating  Irregular sleeping patterns Acting out or irritability in teens Unexplained headache or body pains Alcohol, tobacco or

KEEPING CAREGIVERS HEALTHY

Stress, Anxiety & Depression Feeling overwhelmed Sad or Depressed? Thinking of harming yourself or others? Reach Out to Someone: Call a Friend or Family Member Or Call Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 1 (800) 827-8255 (TALK) Text: TalkWithUs to 66746 National Hotline: 1-800-662-4357 (HELP) TTY: 1 800-487-4889 Contact the National Domestic Violence   1-800-799-7233 

Thermometers: Taking Temperatures and Proper Sanitation

How To Clean Two Types For Safe Use  Direct contact thermometers come into direct contact with your body  Choose a brand that includes a special storage case or cap that fits over the portion of the thermometer that is placed inside the mouth or against the skin. Always keep it stored with the cap. Always