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 are reaching out both as a reassurance, and to inform you of the precautions Exacta Garment is taking to ensure the well-being of our employees and clients. Based on current guidance from the CDC, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community at-large is our utmost priority – now, and always.
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we reiterate their sound advice: If you are not feeling well, or if you have been in contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you do not come to Exacta Garment - please stay home and take care.
We have posted flyers (both in English and in Spanish) from the CDC to help our employees learn about and understand COVID-19. After serious discussions about whether we would be invading their privacy, we have decided that it is in the company's best interest to require clients to follow the same hygiene advice that our staff is required to; such as washing their hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds with soap and hot water (sing ‘happy birthday’ to themselves twice to make sure they do this for 20 seconds). They should do this whenever their get home or into work, blow their nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. Cover their coughs and sneezes, preferably with tissue or your sleeve if tissue is not available. If they can’t wash their hands straightaway, they should use hand sanitiser and then wash them at the next opportunity, and avoid touching their face..
They should also use tissues if they sneeze and make sure they dispose of them quickly; and stay at home if they are feeling unwell. To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. You can read more here: Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.
We also encourage everyone to get information from the CDC; their FAQs page has important and helpful information.
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.