Williams Trading Co. Offers Tips on Dealing with Depression and Anxiety 

Pennsauken – Continuing with Williams Trading Co’s series on COVID-19, Williams Trading Co shares some quick and helpful tips to help with dealing with depression and anxiety during the pandemic.

 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Spikes in Anxiety & Depression 

Aside from killing more than 100,000 Americans to date and wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is also taking its toll on mental health. According to new data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately one-third of U.S. adults have symptoms of depression or anxiety, a sharp increase over the results of a comparable survey conducted in the first half of 2019.

 

Turn off the News and TV and Take a Break

 

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Taking care of yourself and speaking with your family and friends can help you to cope with stress.

 

 

 

 

 

Connect with others in the Adult Industry and Join the Pleasure Professional Place Group

Members of the Adult industry recently started Facebook groups to keep connected, among which is Pleasure Professional Place. An ideal way to stay connected and in touch with the industry and its professionals, industry professionals can join the group here at this Facebook link. 

 

Celebrate the Positive with New Store Openings

If you are an Adult store operator, celebrate the positive with your recent store opening! Many areas including Florida, Texas and California continue to open. New Jersey has announced that non-essential retail businesses can reopen on June 15th. Many Adult operators are practicing Curbside Pick Up for new orders.

You can follow the ongoing list of store openings here at XBIZ.

 

CDC Guidelines in Dealing with Stress

Follow CDC Link here

Take care of your body.

  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs. Make time to unwind. 
  • Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Connect with others. 
  • Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. 
  • Start a new exercise routine

 

Support your loved ones

 

Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated. Consider connecting with loved ones by:

  • Telephone.
  • Email.
  • Mailing letters or cards.
  • Text messages.
  • Video chat.
  • Social media.

 

 

Do You Need Help or Know Someone Who Does?

 

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:

 

This is the latest in Williams Trading Co’s COVID-19-related educational releases; each week, new content will be posted across Williams Trading Co’s various media platforms. 

Previous content can be found at the links below: 

Williams Trading Co. Offers Tips to Brick & Mortar Retailers: How to Build Inexpensive Barriers At the Cash Wrap to Preserve Social DistancingWilliams Trading offers retailers some tips on building cost-effective barriers to protect customers and employees. 

Williams Trading Co. Offers Tips to Brick & Mortar Retailers to Convert Commerce to Curbside Pick-Up During  OpeningsWilliams Trading offers retailers How-To tips on converting their brick and mortar business model to curbside pickup.

Williams Trading Co Offers a Checklist and Store Opening Guide as States Slowly Allow Openings  –  Williams Trading Co offers retailers some helpful guidelines for reopening their business as restrictions begin to lift

COVID 19 How to Exercise at Home and Tips on StressWilliams Trading Co. offers some great tips on exercising at home and dealing with stress

Protecting Yourself From COVID-19 While Grocery Shopping Best practices and tips on how to protect yourself while at the grocery store. 

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 videoshares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy.

Nonessential retail stores in N.J. to reopen June 15 with limited capacity as coronavirus outbreak slows

Nonessential retail stores in N.J. to reopen June 15 with limited capacity as coronavirus outbreak slows

Shoppers will be allowed to go back inside most retail stores in New Jersey with restrictions starting June 15 after more than two months of lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that nonessential businesses can begin operating at limited capacity as the Garden State enters the second stage of its multi-phase recovery plan during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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The capacity limits have not been announced by the governor.

Murphy also announced that outdoor dining will be allowed starting June 15, while hair salons and barbershop may resume having customers on June 22. Gyms, libraries, museums, and some government services — such as the DMV — will also be permitted to reopen in “Stage 2,” but he did not announce set dates for those.

“The next big step in our restart and recovery is just two weeks away,” the governor said during his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “We’re ready to begin moving forward. We are ready because this progress is being seen across the state. I firmly believe we are going to stay on track.”

The move comes as New Jersey — home to the second-most COVID-19 deaths and cases — sees it outbreak continue to slow and as the state’s economy suffers widespread unemployment and business losses.

Many retail stores have been closed to customers since March 21 as part of Murphy’s sweeping stay-at-home orders to fight the spread of COVID-19. The governor permitted those stores to reopen for curbside service only beginning May 18.

Essential stores — like supermarkets and home repair — have never closed.

Important Operations Update June 1st

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2020

Valued Williams Trading Customer,

We first wanted to send our gratitude to all of our customers during this trying time, for your business and understanding.  As a business in this environment, it has been very difficult to get the proper personnel to fulfill our customers’ orders.   The unemployment and stimulus checks make it tough for maintaining and the hiring of new personnel. 

As of June 1, 2020, we have started our warehouse, and some of the office support staff back to full-time hours.  The remaining office staff will start back to full-time status over the next couple of weeks.  We are doing our best with the personnel we have, to expedite and fulfill your orders.  Please be patient.  

Until we can hire the proper amount of personnel for our warehouse, orders will be delayed.  A copy of the invoice will be emailed to you once the order has been completed by our billing department.  Any account that picks up an order at our facility must wait until the email is received before coming to the facility.  No Exceptions.

Be Safe and we will continue to service all your adult distributor needs going forward. 

Sincerely,

Management

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)

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.

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.

The Vital Importance of Social Distancing

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In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, social interactions around the world are being restricted. This infographic, based on calculations by Robert A. J. Signer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, shows how this so-called social distancing can reduce the spread of the virus.

With no changes to social behaviour, one infected person will on average pass the virus to 2.5 people within five days. After 30 days, the figure would rise to a devastating 406 new infections. The number can be significantly reduced though by engaging in less social contact. With a 50 percent reduction, the number of new infections caused by the average person after 30 days is just 15 people. A 75 percent change would result in an even lower 2.5 new cases – greatly reducing the burden on health services and, if followed by everybody, allowing a country to ‘flatten the curve’ of new infections.

You will find more infographics at Statista