How to Protect Yourself from COVID 19 During Grocery Shopping

As we now go into our first month of sheltering-in here in New Jersey, the normal task of grocery shopping has become increasingly important to pre-plan with the correct safety precautions from COVID 19. You can learn more about running essential errands from the CDC here.

Grocery Shopping Tips

  • Plan your shopping trip early in the morning or late at night, when store traffic is less busy. Many grocery stores are offering early hour entry for senior citizens.
  • The most important thing is to wear a mask or face covering during your shopping trip.
  • When you arrive at the store please make sure you disinfect the handle of your cart before touching it.
  • During your Grocery shopping trip stay at least 6 feet away from others while shopping and in lines
  • If your Grocery trip is a refill trip, you can use a bag from home and place your purchases into the bag instead of using a shopping cart.
  • Use a credit card or debit card, this eliminates the need to handle cash as the counter.
  • At the end of the shopping trip when you are back in the car, remove your mask and make sure you spray disinfectant on your hands first.
  • At home after the grocery store trip please make sure you wash your hands, kitchen counter and any other surfaces you’ve touched. Do this after you’ve put away the groceries.
  • Don’t forget to wash produce, ‘do not use soap – Wash produce with water, by simply rubbing fruit and vegetables under running water—and scrubbing those with hard skins—can help remove pesticides.
  • At home, follow food safety guidelines: clean, separate, cook, There is no evidence that food or food packaging has been linked to getting sick from COVID-19.

Check the CDC Guidelines Here  Shopping for food and other household essentials

Quick Tips How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves There’s a right way and a wrong way to take off gloves; this shows you the correct way to remove gloves and avoid contaminating your hands.

 It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask Here’s how to do it Complete with printable patterns, diagrams, and instructions.

 The Vital Importance of Social Distancing – Why Social Distancing is important to flattening the curve of COVID-19

 Williams Trading Co. Opens Up It’s Williams Trading University e-learning Portal to all Adult channels During the COVID 19 Stay at Home Mandate PeriodThe award-winning e-Learning platform offers all retailers a chance to brush up or refresh their knowledge with over 150 training modules. This is a great way to pass the time – and earn chances to win prizes. 

Williams Trading Co Releases New Course on Williams Trading University – A Retailers Guide to COVID-19 – With information culled directly from the CDC’s website, this module on Williams Trading University offers retailers a guide to best practices when deep cleaning their stores, an overview of symptoms of the virus, and downloadable, printable infographics that can be used as signage or even checklists for store employees. 

 You Tube – The COVID-19: A Retailer’s Guide YouTube video shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy. 

 Shut In with Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions or at Home and Practicing Social Distancing? Game ON! – What better way to boost sales? Whether a brick & mortar location serving the public with curbside service, or an e-commerce site shipping product to consumers, games are a hot item right now. This blog article even includes clickable links and PDFs of the most popular games from Kheper Games, Little Genie Productions, Ball & Chain, Creative Conceptions, Ozzee Creations, George’s Fun Factory, PipedreamⓇ Products, and CalExoticsⓇ 

 The COVID-19: A Retailer’s GuideYouTube video shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy.

Each week, Williams Trading Co will upload new, COVID-19 related content to appropriate platforms like the Williams Trading Co blog, the Williams Trading Co. YouTube Channel, Williams Trading Co’s Facebook page and/or Williams Trading Co.’s Twitter

For ordering and product information, call a Williams Trading Co. Sales Representative at 800-423-8587 or visit www.williamstradingco.com  For drop shipment and e-commerce support please visit https://dropship.williamstradingco.com/

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Williams Trading Co. is a full line Adult Wholesale Distributor with over 40 years of excellence in the industry, carrying over 20,000 different items, with new products added weekly. Check out www.williamstradingco.com for its simple and effective online ordering system, backed by a knowledgeable sales staff. Over the years the company has expanded to offer direct drop-shipping services for online retailers, with the launch of  https://dropship.williamstradingco.com/.

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How to Properly Wear a Facemask for COVID-19 Protection

When you have symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19 or other viruses and infections, properly wearing a surgical facemask can help protect others from getting sick. It is important that you follow infection prevention precautions when putting the mask on and taking the mask off. If you are one of those people who need to wear a facemask, follow these instructions for how to put on and take off a surgical mask.

There are several types of facemasks. The most common are:

  • Medical (or surgical) masks – for general public use
  • N95 particle respirator masks – for health care professionals

How to Put the Mask On

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands with a clean paper towel and throw the paper towel away.
  2. Check the mask for any defects such as a tear or missing tie or ear loop. Throw away any that are defective.
  3. Make sure the exterior (usually yellow or blue) side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.
  4. Place the mask on your face with the blue side facing out and the stiff, bendable edge at the top by your nose.
  5. If the mask has ear loops, put one loop around each ear.
  6. If the mask has ties, pick up the mask by the ties and tie the upper ties behind your head with a bow.
  7. Once the mask is in place, use your index finger and thumb to pinch the bendable top edge of the mask around the bridge of your nose.
  8. If the mask has a lower tie, then once the mask is fitted to the bridge of your nose, tie the lower ties behind your head with a bow.
  9. Make sure the mask is completely secure. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin.
  10. Wash your hands.

 

Removing the Mask

  1. Wash your hands before removing the mask.
  2. Do not touch the inside of the mask (the part over nose and mouth). It may be contaminated from your breathing, coughing or sneezing.
  3. Untie or remove the ear loops and remove the mask by the straps.
  4. Throw the mask in the trash.
  5. Wash your hands.

Please Note: If you are using a reusable cloth mask, at the end of the day, take the mask off from the straps (not touching the front), place in a pillowcase to keep the ties with the mask. Wash it in the washing machine with hot water and completely dry on medium or high heat.​

 

This information has been reviewed and approved by Infection Preventionist Rosine Angbanzan, MPH (March 2020)

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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (CDC) Recommendations

Side view of an individual wearing a cloth face covering, which conceals their mouth and nose areas and has a string looped behind the visible ear to hold the covering in place. The top of the covering is positioned just below the eyes and the bottom extends down to cover the chin. The visible side of the covering extends to cover approximately half of the individual’s cheek.

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Frontal view of an individual wearing a cloth face covering. Individual is using two fingers to point to either side of the top of the nose, indicating that the covering fits well in this area.

Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?

Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?

A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

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Williams Trading Supports Adult Retailers with Weekly Educational Topics Regarding COVID-19 Best Practices

Pennsauken – During this uncertain time, Williams Trading Co is committed to supporting retailers with a weekly release of educational content regarding COVID-19 best practices. 

 

On Saturday, March 22nd, NJ Governor Phil Murphy mandated that all nonessential businesses close in order to help “flatten the curve” of COVID-19, resulting in Williams Trading Co., located in Pennsauken, NJ, to temporarily suspend business until the mandate was lifted.

 

But just because the veteran distributor has suspended sales doesn’t mean that the company isn’t thinking about their customers – and how they can offer support.

 

With education being such an important part of the Williams Trading Co. business model, the company is dedicating itself to producing content relating to best practices and helpful tips during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Utilizing a mix of video, blog posts, downloadable content, and a new Williams Trading University course outlining best practices for adult retailers in deep cleaning their stores, Williams Trading Co. is dedicated to helping their customers get through this time safely. 

 

Below are links to several pieces that the veteran distributor has released for retailers to date:

Quick Tips How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves There’s a right way and a wrong way to take off gloves; this shows you the correct way to remove gloves and avoid contaminating your hands.

 

It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask Here’s how to do it Complete with printable patterns, diagrams, and instructions.

 

The Vital Importance of Social Distancing – Why Social Distancing is important to flattening the curve of COVID-19

 

Williams Trading Co. Opens Up It’s Williams Trading University e-learning Portal to all Adult channels During the COVID 19 Stay at Home Mandate Period The award-winning e-Learning platform offers all retailers a chance to brush up or refresh their knowledge with over 150 training modules. This is a great way to pass the time – and earn chances to win prizes. 

 

Williams Trading Co Releases New Course on Williams Trading University – A Retailers Guide to COVID-19 – With information culled directly from the CDC’s website, this module on Williams Trading University offers retailers a guide to best practices when deep cleaning their stores, an overview of symptoms of the virus, and downloadable, printable infographics that can be used as signage or even checklists for store employees. 

 

You Tube – The COVID-19: A Retailer’s Guide YouTube video shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy. 

 

Shut In with Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions or at Home and Practicing Social Distancing? Game ON! – What better way to boost sales? Whether a brick & mortar location serving the public with curbside service, or an e-commerce site shipping product to consumers, games are a hot item right now. This blog article even includes clickable links and PDFs of the most popular games from Kheper Games, Little Genie Productions, Ball & Chain, Creative Conceptions, Ozzee Creations, George’s Fun Factory, PipedreamⓇ Products, and CalExoticsⓇ 

 

The COVID-19: A Retailer’s GuideYouTube video shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy.

Each week, Williams Trading Co will upload new, COVID-19 related content to appropriate platforms like the Williams Trading Co blog, the Williams Trading Co. YouTube Channel, Williams Trading Co’s Facebook page and/or Williams Trading Co.’s Twitter

For ordering and product information, call a Williams Trading Co. Sales Representative at 800-423-8587 or visit www.williamstradingco.com  For drop shipment and e-commerce support please visit https://dropship.williamstradingco.com/

***

Williams Trading Co. is a full line Adult Wholesale Distributor with over 40 years of excellence in the industry, carrying over 20,000 different items, with new products added weekly. Check out www.williamstradingco.com for its simple and effective online ordering system, backed by a knowledgeable sales staff. Over the years the company has expanded to offer direct drop-shipping services for online retailers, with the launch of  https://dropship.williamstradingco.com/.

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Quick Tips How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves

Quick Tips How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves from Williams Trading University

If you’re wearing disposable gloves while out during the coronavirus pandemic, there is a proper way to take them off so you don’t contaminate your hands.

Hand peeling surgical glove off other hand.

A How-To Guide for the Removal of Disposable Gloves:

  • Pinch and hold the outside of the glove near the wrist area.
  • Peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out.
  • Pull the glove away until it is removed from the hand and hold the inside-out glove with the gloved hand.
  • With your un-gloved hand, slide your finger/s under the wrist of the remaining glove, taking care not to touch the outside of the glove.
  • Again, peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out.
  • Continue to pull the glove down and over the inside-out glove being held in your gloved hand.
  • This will ensure that both gloves are inside out, one glove enveloped inside the other, with no contaminant on the bare hands.


Find More COVID 19 Tips Here from Williams Trading Co

It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask Here’s how to do it.

The Vital Importance of Social Distancing

Williams Trading Co. Opens Up It’s Williams Trading University e-learning Portal to all Adult channels During the COVID 19 Stay at Home Mandate Period

Williams Trading Co Releases New Course on Williams Trading University – A Retailers Guide to COVID-19 

Shut In with Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions or at Home and Practicing Social Distancing? Game ON!

The COVID-19: A Retailer’s Guide YouTube video shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy.

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Total number of U.S. coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as of April 3, 2020

As of April 3, 2020, the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases was New York. More than 213,144 cases have been reported across the United States, with the overwhelming majority of cases found in the state of New York.

From an epidemic to a pandemic

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The term pandemic refers to multiple outbreaks of an infectious illness threatening multiple parts of the world at the same time; when the transmission is this widespread, it can no longer be traced back to the country where it originated. The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is over 936,865, and it has affected over 200 countries and territories.

The symptoms and those who are most at risk

Most people who contract the virus will suffer only mild symptoms, such as a cough, a cold, or a high temperature. However, in more severe cases, the infection can cause breathing difficulties and even pneumonia. We are still learning about how COVID-19 affects people, but those at higher risk include older persons and people with pre-existing medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease. There is currently no specific treatment available; finding an effective medication to prevent infection is a public health priority

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