Category: Coronavirus

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Return to Normal: College

Mask mandates are ending, vaccinations are at a steady uptick, and life is returning to normal. But will colleges require students and faculty to be vaccinated before returning to campus? People that are at least 12 years old are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but what happens if college students and staff aren’t? Here’s […]

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Returning to Normal: Attending Live Events

A year ago, many of us thought an all-clear would be the end of the pandemic. The CDC would tell the public it’s safe to ditch masks and hug again, leading to people all over the world tossing their masks in the air like graduation caps. But in reality, when the CDC gave the all-clear […]

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Returning to Normal: The Workplace

Effectiveness of COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

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How to Stay Safe at COVID Vaccination Sites

Photos by Boston Globe – Contributor / SETH WENIG – Contributor / GettyImage

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Getting Married Safely During the Pandemic

While the global pandemic brought months of uncertainty and disrupted plans for many around the world, weddings top the list as one of the most affected industries in 2020. Typically joyful gatherings, often with hundreds of people in attendance, weddings became more socially distanced, virtual, or canceled altogether. “The vast majority of couples who were […]

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Is It Safe to Visit National Parks?

There’s nothing like the fall, a time of year when Americans descend upon the roads, flocking to the finest parks and forests to catch a glimpse of the changing leaves in their vibrant splendor.  However, this year is different, as coronavirus continues to shut down schools, businesses and public spaces, confining Americans to their homes. […]

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Do Safety Pods Actually Protect You From Covid-19?

First, it was about the group pod or small groups of people sticking together throughout the pandemic. People began using learning pods as a way to work and live during coronavirus.  “Being in a pod is like being in a little rowboat together and trying to stay dry,” says Preeti Malani, M.D., an infectious disease physician at […]

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These 5 Sports Have the Highest COVID Risks

Across the country, millions of parents now face a tug-of-war between protecting their children from Covid-19 and wanting social activity for developmental growth — including team sports. Even the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) “recognizes that it is likely that ALL students will not be able to […]

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How to Stay Safe If You’re Voting In-Person

It’s an odd time to be an American. 2020 has been a record year: wildfires, hurricanes, and now a highly anticipated election that will take place in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic that’s still without a cure.  “With the US election approaching fastly, I’m sure many people wonder how they can stay safe while […]

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How Amazon One’s Hands-Free Checkout Could Make Shopping Safer

In the time of COVID, people worry more than ever about the power – and life-threatening danger – of touch. Coronavirus has changed how we live our lives in more ways than one, and Amazon’s latest hands-free technology is just another way to keep yourself safe. Even before COVID, people have been fearful of touch. […]

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How Safe are COVID-19 Steroids, Antivirals and Antibody Cocktails?

President Trump’s confirmation of his positive coronavirus diagnosis is further proof that COVID cares not who you are and what you have; it can come for you anyway. As of October 7, 2020, there are more than 7.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, with a total of 36.3 million cases and […]

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How to Protect Your Family After Being Discharged From the Hospital With COVID

As we approach almost eight months since coronavirus steamrolled into our world, the disease still remains shrouded in mystery while the world’s brightest minds continue to work toward a cure.  With Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, Americans learned that COVID-19 spares no one, not even the President of the United States. However, President Trump’s short stay […]

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Stats, Thoughts, & Safety Tips for Teachers Amidst the Pandemic

One of the biggest questions that many of our nation’s leaders, administrators, teachers, and parents are grappling is school amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Should students return to an in-person learning environment, stay at home and learn remotely, or participate in a hybrid of both? Many state leaders are making these critical decisions.  The Washington Post […]

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COVID-19 Touch Tools Are Damaging Video Doorbells

File this under unintended consequences. Touch tools have become popular in recent months. The devices allow you to do things like open a door or push a doorbell without using your fingers. This seems like a good idea for those who are concerned about contracting COVID-19 from touching infected surfaces. However, reports suggest these metallic touch tools are damaging video doorbells, […]

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Will Cooler Temperatures Make COVID-19 Worse?

Early on in the pandemic, conventional wisdom dictated that the summer months could slow the spread of COVID-19. After all, other, similar viruses all but disappeared during the summer, due to light, warmth and higher humidity. However, COVID-19 didn’t follow this predictable pattern. Instead, cases spiked, with recent information from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine placing global cases at just under […]

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Want to Avoid COVID-19? Stay Away from Restaurants

Human beings are highly social creatures. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be a problem. However, considering the high rate of COVID-19 transmission and how it spreads, being social during the pandemic is dangerous. Restaurants, especially, are considered an ideal breeding ground for COVID-19. A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded […]

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A Guide to Safe Home Inspections During COVID-19

Home inspections are a critical part of the home-buying process. A thorough inspection can unearth significant issues that could impact a home’s value and may even prevent a sale from going forward. Inspectors spend hours at a house looking for any sign of trouble. The process is hands-on and crowded, as the inspector is often […]

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How to Stay Safe at the Gym During the Pandemic

There are many physical and mental benefits that come with regular physical exercise. During a time when stress levels are particularly high, as we all navigate the new normal of life during a pandemic, maintaining an exercise routine has become a welcome respite for many. During the recent spring and summer months, it’s been easier for people […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Public Transportation During COVID-19

For many workers who continue to travel to their places of employment, getting to their jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the use of public transportation, like riding a bus or a train, hailing a taxi or using a smartphone app to contact Uber or Lyft. Anyone involved in a rush-hour morning or evening commute knows many […]

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How to Buy Hurricane Supplies During COVID-19

When coronavirus struck, we rushed to the stores to stock up on all of the supplies we thought would protect us from the growing pandemic – paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox, rubbing alcohol. For weeks these supplies were sold out everywhere, and although many stores have now resumed normal stock, another reason to expect empty […]

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Using Access Control Systems for Reopening Safely, Our Talk with Allegion

Touchless access control systems have been around for years but are gaining popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic. We talked with Allegion about how these systems can be used to help organizations reopen more safely.  Reopening schools for in-person learning amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, as many of us know, has been an emotional topic. While some […]

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You Don’t Need a UVC Wand to Kill COVID-19

With the continued outbreak of COVID-19, some are trying solutions such as UVC wands to protect themselves. However, not all wands kill the virus and incorrect use could lead to significant safety risks.  Companies Market UVC Wands as a Disinfectant Alternative UVC wands have been around for a while. However, they’ve become more prevalent during […]

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Are Package Thefts on the Rise Thanks to COVID-19?

With the majority of the world heading into lockdown in early 2020, online shopping skyrocketed. Brick-and-mortar stores largely closed, leaving people to shop online from the comfort of their home, though, likely out of boredom or sadness connected to COVID-19. Forbes reported that online retailers saw, on average, more than 60% Year over Year growth […]

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How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus in a Hotel

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to a close — especially since the season passed with many Americans unable to take their annual road trip or family vacation. In the post-coronavirus world in which we now find ourselves, staying at a hotel seems largely out of the question. That sentiment is only underscored […]

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How to Make Sure Your Hand Sanitizer Is Safe

There are plenty of things you can do to stay safe from COVID-19. Wear your masks, wash your hands, and have hand sanitizer handy at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a set of guidelines around best practices for using hand sanitizer in a healthcare setting, and the Food and Drug […]

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Right Now?

During these uneasy times, it is crucial to take the appropriate safeguards to protect your health and the health of your family. Social distancing and quarantining have proven effective in stopping the spread of the virus, but there is just one problem: even in a pandemic, some families still need access to their dentists.  “We […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Handling Mail During COVID-19

As we sit in our homes, binging our favorite shows on Netflix and losing ourselves in online shopping, mail services across the country are scrambling to keep up with demand. As an essential service, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the leading mail delivery service for online shopping, but that’s far from all it […]

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