Well, for the first time since Sunday, I have to go out. The dog needs to go to the vet (I got six long texts on the protocol for when I get there and I’m still not sure if I’m allowed in the building with him, but it’s fine. He likes them, so either way.) and I have to find toilet paper or a reasonable substitute.
So, I’m also trying to figure out what else I need to do while I’m out so that I can refrain from going out again for a while.
I found that Washington Post graphic with all the bouncy dots really useful for envisioning the best way to stay safe–basically, don’t be out where the dots are bouncing around.
But I’m still not entirely sure–other than just staying way far away from people–how to reduce my chances when I have to be out in the mix.
Should I be wearing a bandana like an old timey bank robber?
Yeah, I went to my vet yesterday and it was just no exam rooms. (And of course Kitten is starting with the kidney failure at only 9.) At the grocery store I just try to keep a distance and not touch my face (impossiblish) until I can wash my hands. But I’m not at a higher risk either. As for tp- if you can’t find anything you can use a washcloth several times for pee then into the washing machine. For poop, just raid the rag bag. I’m hoping this craze about tp will end soon.
Just avoid crowded spaces, wash your hands, and if possible use hand wipes when you can’t wash your hands. Don’t touch your face, but specifically don’t rub your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth.
Wash your hands before you eat anything while running errands.
Don’t wear a bandana, you might get arrested as a toilet paper bandit (and the bandana won’t really reduce your exposure risk). Stores have started to restock, and they have restricted the amount folks can buy, so you may get lucky. Instead of going to check, for stores that let you place orders online, place the order before you go, it saves time, and you don’t have to be out extra looking for toilet paper. If someone is coughing/sneezing in a store, leave,.
Whatever you do, don’t think about how much your nose itches. (Kidding, kidding, I am in a higher risk group and dark humor is all I have left.)