Author: joepalace

How do I prevent and prepare for COVID-19?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus (and avoid exposing other people). Here’s how:

Practice social distancing

If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters. 

Why? The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth, which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the coronavirus if the person coughing has the disease.

Clean your hands often

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

Clean your hands especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. 

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. 

Cover coughs and sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash.

Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

Clean and disinfect “high-touch” surfaces

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, first clean with detergent or soap and water, and then disinfect. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants, diluted household bleach solutions, and alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol will work. See how to make a bleach solution if disinfectants are not available.

See more information about preparing for COVID-19 and protecting yourself, your family and your home.

We go to Peru!

So we took a trip to Peru. 10 Days! A bucket list kind of trip to see Machu Picchu. All i can say is WOW! So glad we did, but also incredibly challenging. Altitude and amount of walking and going up and down steps were all challenges. We loved the place and the people. The most gracious and welcoming people I have encountered. Peru, thank you for your hospitality!

For more pictures go here: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0vJtdOXmJRBCvB

It has been a while!

It has been a while since my last post. Mostly due to the fact I had not dedicated any time to it. We have been to several vacations, significant milestones, and just plain good times. This the beginning of 2015 and I guess it is as good a time to start again. Here is a summary of what has happened and what is coming in the future.

Stephanie got a job as a public defender in Orange County. She woks at PD9 and seems to enjoy the work. She has several trials under her belt and seems to enjoy the challenge of the trial. She got engaged to Michael Kennedy and have set a wedding date of 11/07/2015. That will be our challenge in 2015.

Melanie and Michael split their time between Lancaster, PA and Hampton, VA. Melanie is also a public defender in Hampton, VA and Michael works for Clark Shoes. They are both doing well!

So here is where we stand today, more to come on the days to come!