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COVID-19

We know that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a global issue and want to send our best wishes for the safety of you, your family, friends and neighbors.  This is a very trying time for everyone.  The State of Ohio has issued a "Stay at Home" order so we understand the aggravation of this pandemic.  However, maybe it's a great time to become an active part of our families.  Games, talks, walks ... just family time reinvented.  I believe we all get caught up in the daily rush of life and forget to slow down and enjoy what's right in front of us.  Our families.

We are currently open and accepting orders during this time.  We will ship as quickly as possible.  Please remember we are a small family run business, not a manufacturing facility.  As long as USPS is still picking up and delivering, we will continue to ship.

The following recipe was obtained from WHO (World Health Organization) website

HAND SANITIZER RECIPE (WHO)
1 cup - 99% Isopropyl Alcohol (anything below 60% won't be effective)
1 tablespoon - Hydrogen Peroxide
1 teaspoon - Glycerin or Aloe Vera Gel for moisturizing

Mix together and pour into your container of choice as quickly as possible to prevent evaporation
Allow to sit for 72 hours before use.  This allows for any spores present in the alcohol or the new/re-used bottles to be destroyed.

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

The symptoms are similar to the cold or flu and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.  People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.  Be vigilant as sever cases may lead to pneumonia, kidney failure or death.  Those at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 include older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

Mild symptoms may include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose and Sneezing
  • Muscle Aches and Pain
  • Chills and Fatigue
  • Impaired Liver and Kidney Function
Prevention
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods.

Wash Hands Frequently.  Scrub hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.

Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.  If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus.  If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus to yourself.

Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your healthcare provider if you have traveled to an area where the virus has been severely impacted, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has respiratory symptoms.

Mild Symptoms
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel to hard-hit areas, still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered.

Tests & Treatment
To date (03-14-2020), there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19.  However those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms.  People with serious illness should be hospitalized.  Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation.  They are being tested through clinical trials.  WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from people who are coughing or sneezing.

MORE INFO
For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

World Health Orgainization (WHO)