In times of crisis, it is important to manage your Mental and Physical Health.
First, and most importantly, you need to take care of your own health. Stay hydrated, eat healthy foods, get sleep, and maintain, to the best of your ability, your own personal self-care practices. This is key to wellness.
We know that the news about this health emergency can feel overwhelming and stressful. It’s important to remain informed and aware, but also to manage your stress and anxiety. Here are a few tips and practices:
Try to avoid speculation and look up reputable sources on the outbreak.
Take breaks from your news consumption: With smartphone apps, push notifications, and 24/7 news coverage, there is a tremendous amount of information available at all times. It's ok to take breaks.
Be cognizant of your social media use: Social media can intensify the effects that you feel from news and information overload. The seemingly endless stream of information can make it difficult to shift your focus. Give yourself a mental break.
Practice good stress management: Consistent and sound stress management practices can be an easy and effective way to mitigate news anxiety. Be sure to stick with practices that work for you.
We have ordered hand disinfectants to hand out to employees and clients; we should be receiving them shortly as they are sold out basically anywhere and everywhere you go to. Although we care deeply about our environment, and used to clean with environmental friendly cleaning agents. we have had no option but to start using CDC recommended cleaning agents that are effective for disinfection and preventive measures. We have also ordered an industrial steam floor cleaner. The 3 vending machines that have just been installed are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before being filled with items.
As a provider of services to companies that manufacture or might want to manufacture in the United States, we are lucky in that our staff does not have the need to travel. That said we are also realistic: no matter how hard we have been working in implementing preventive measures, we cannot and do not ignore the fact that employees and/or clients might have been unknowingly had contact with people who travelled recently; they travel to and from work, which causes them to be close to people whom they both know and don't know. They are also in direct contact with members of their families, perhaps neighbours,, possibly with other people located in groceries (as an example), and might go to other small community gatherings. According to Health Authorities COVID-19 can spread out in a 15 feet radius if someone has the disease.
We have been cleaning more frequently., and have been stressing to our staff how now it is important more than ever to keep all areas cleaner, especially the Break Room (which is going to be renovated). Exacta Garment has always used disinfectants; even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to cleaning, we have always taken pest control very seriously, We have not had vermin issues for a long time. We concentrate all garbage (mostly edges of fabric that were cut and not used by people with disabilities) in one area, and we are working to move it further away from where it is located now.
Please contact a seamstress for 1 (one) piece. We do not work with individuals for 1 (one) piece projects. We provide services to wholesalers, and to small businesses, in bulk quantities. Thank you for your understanding.