I just read Nevada’s reopening guidelines. They are much like many other states that are in Phase One and it looks like we’re on the right track, not moving too aggressively.
What the guidelines failed to address, however, was the fact that equally important is the practice of washing hands; and if sinks are not available, to use hand sanitizer. Think of wearing masks to protect others, yet not using hand sanitizer as we begin to touch surfaces, buy products like clothing, and expose ourselves to others who are not practicing hand hygiene. Every surface we touch, clothing we try on, doorknobs we open or close may be carrying COVID-19 virus. It is important now, more than ever, to protect ourselves and those we love with keeping our hands clear of virus; how many times do we reach to straighten our hair or scratch our faces?
I searched Costco website, and entered “hand sanitizer.” All that came up was hand soap.
I searched Sam’s Club’s website and was fortunate to find hand sanitizer. But the first one listed contained only 65% alcohol (CDC guidelines list the minimum alcohol to be 73%). The second sanitizer listed did not contain any alcohol. The third was out of stock. The fourth contained 53& alcohol. The fourth (Member’s Mark) was close: It contains 70% alcohol, still lower than the CDC guidelines suggest, and this one was also out of stock. Purell was out of stock.
Searching Amazon, I found more available, but again, the alcohol content was either below guideline minimums or lacking completely. The first listed contains 65% alcohol. The second one did contain 75% alcohol but only came in 17 oz. bottles with the requirement to purchase two bottles minimum. The cost was $2.00 an oz for the 32 oz. minimum. The third listed contained only 62% alcohol.
The search for effective hand sanitizer could go on, but instead, let me remind you that The Creekside Creations offers hand sanitizer with a minimum of 97% alcohol. And it comes in convenient 4 oz. spray bottles or 8 oz. refill bottles, in recyclable bottles. These are small enough to keep in your car, your purse, at your desk, or in your backpack.
Luckily we have our hand sanitizer in stock. Simply click here on Hand Sanitizer to keep you and your family safer during this reopening process.
In the spirit of health,
Caryn Summers, RN
Owner of The Creekside Creations