Preparing for the Coronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID-19

I know, it’s nothing to laugh about, but seeing this little graphic on a news story on my local ABC station had me giggling. Now, I’m in FL, but I’m sure you can think of similar weather problems for your area.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 and hurricane preparedness are two different situations.

ABC Action News, Tampa FL

When I think of what happens around here the minute the local stations even hint at a storm, I get it! Read the story, enjoy the giggle

You know that old saying? #Coronavirus #COVID-19

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink?

It’s apparently still alive and kicking in the USA. A week ago, I posted parts of a news article from my local news, (You Think?) that had a link in it to a list of items readily available in stores, that the EPA stated would kill the Coronavirus. Easy, peasy, right? Clorox – Check. Lysol – Check. Purell – Check.

Monday, while enjoying the hospitality of my local VA, I caught sight of a news story on a different channel pointing out that certain cleaners were not appropriate for this need. So let me use some old-fashion terms, maybe that will help.

No one is saying you don’t clean your home. Nope, haven’t heard that at all. The question is, “Are you disinfecting or sanitizing it?” Totally different things there.

When you spray the disinfectant and wipe it up right away, that’s sanitizing it. When you wait for 5 – 6 minutes, that’s disinfecting it. Make sure to do both. Start by disinfecting every thing, then you can sanitize it more easily.

You Think? #Coronavirus #Covid-19

Yesterday, the local ABC news channel carried story titled “EPA releases list of approved cleaning products to kill coronavirus.” Now this is something everyone is interested in right now. What shouldn’t have surprised anyone is some of the products listed are on the shelves on any grocery story.

The Environmental Protection Agency released its list of approved cleaning products to kill the coronavirus.

Many of the products include brands you’re used to seeing on store shelves, including Clorox, Lysol and Purell.

The products include Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach, Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover, Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and more.

Lysol products include Lysol Brand Power Plus Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Lysol Brand Bleach Mold and Mildew Remover, Lysol Brand Clean and Fresh and more.

PURELL Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes also made the list, as well as a series of medical-grade cleaners.

Now as any Baby Boomer can tell you, there was a time when smelling bleach or lemon as you entered a home meant the house had recently been cleaned and the lady of the house cared about her family. Sadly that has gone by the way.

I’m not saying that today’s families aren’t cleaning their homes. But perhaps we need to back to the basics. I tried to purchase some wipes yesterday but the shelves were bare. For me, this wasn’t a problem. I had just bought a case of bleach and could readily make up a bottle of bleach water to spray the counters.

If you look in your cleaning closet, would you find the supplies to keep your family safe?

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