No one could have predicted that COVID-19 would have turned into a global pandemic. For months, we have been asked to stay home, work from home, participate in distanced learning, walk in one direction in grocery stores, wear masks, and wash our hands more often.
COVID-19 destroyed businesses and left many without a place to call home. It destroyed lives and placed travel on hold.
But today, things are changing. Fewer and fewer people are getting sick and dying from the virus. Schools and businesses are back open and individuals are learning how to rebuild their lives. Life as we know if is going back to normal and that includes travel. In fact RV sales skyrocketed in the month of July as people are learning how to get out while social distancing.
We took a road trip from Jacksonville to Miami, FL a couple of weeks ago and here is exactly how we managed to stay clear from the virus and the top items you'll need to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Use gloves at the gas pump to prevent you from catching additional germs on your hands that may be hard to remove when using just hand sanitizer. In accordance with the CDC, hand sanitizer cannot kill all germs. When using gloves at a gas pump, it's important to do so properly, otherwise you are continuing to spread germs and you may end up getting yourself sick.
The first thing you'll want to do is grab your clean gloves and place them on your hands. Make sure your entire hand is in the glove before reaching to grab your debit or credit card from your wallet. After you use your card, place your card on the hood of the car, especially if you've touched the key pad. Sticking that card in your wallet before actually pumping the gas will only further spread germs. Next, pump your gas as normal and then take your gloves off and throw them away.
Is that your face? We know you're probably thinking, "WHAT IN THE WORLD???" We know there are a lot of steps but this is by far the best thing we can think of to help us all prevent the spread of germs.
Once you've thrown your gloves away, it's time to pull out your handy dandy...
#2 DISINFECTANT WIPES
These are so difficult to find like EVERYWHERE in the United States but it's definitely possible online.
Once you have thrown away your gloves, grab a disinfectant wipe and wipe down your card. Be sure to also wipe down your steering wheel, radio buttons, and other mostly touched items in your car.
Disinfecting wipes are also handy for wiping down the light switches, remote control, and AC unit buttons in your hotel room, Airbnb, or Vrbo.
#3 Disinfecting spray
Disinfecting spray is just as important as the wipes. Wipes are great for surfaces just as remote controls and buttons but not so great for bedding. While we want to believe that every hotel room is being properly sanitized because of COVID, we cannot just assume. Your health is your responsibility and the best way to protect yourself is to spray down your bedding.
Don't forget, products are wonderful but so is washing your hands. Washing your hands is the most effective way to reduce the spread of germs and protect you from getting sick. Continue to wear your mask when out in public and stay 6 ft from people at all times.
Go out and live your best life ✨
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