With the recent heavy snowfall, ensuring that your carts and containers and areas around your waste and recycling containers are clear of any snow or ice is crucial when it comes to receiving safe and efficient service during the winter. Be sure to follow these guidelines below to ensure quick and safe service this winter:
- Make a clear path so that the drivers can easily access your containers
- Remove all snow and ice from around the containers wheels
- Ensure that the containers’ lids are left with as little snow as possible
- Salt the area around the container to remove any ice
Following these tips and removing any snow or ice from on or around your carts can help ensure the safety of our drivers as well as reliable waste and recycling collection even with the snow fall.
With Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl coming up, be sure to keep safety at the forefront of your actions this month. Following the CDC’s guidelines is still crucial as we continue to strive to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Utilize these fun tips below to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday safely this year.
HOW TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY THIS YEAR
Valentine’s Day will look different this year but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating it. There are many ways that Valentine’s Day can still be festive! Click any of the below links to see how you can celebrate the day this year!
HOW TO SAFELY PARTICIPATE IN SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Who doesn’t love Sunday night football? With the excitement of the Super Bowl, make sure you are being safe and following the guidelines on how to enjoy the night with friends or family. Click any of the below links to learn how to celebrate this year!
With the COVID-19 pandemic still going and limited vaccines are available, it is crucial to still do everything we can to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some steps that are important in mitigating the spread of the virus is knowing the COVID-19 symptoms, monitoring how you feel and staying home if you feel sick.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC to know what to do if you believe you have COVID-19. Also, visit the CDC’s website to learn more about COVID-19.
What To Do If You Think You Have COVID-19
As the vaccine is still limited for the general public, it is important to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the virus. This includes social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, wearing a mask when around others who do not live with you and staying home when you feel sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC if you believe you may have COVID-19 to help slow the spread of the virus. Visit CDC.gov for the most current information regarding COVID-19.
If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms
- Monitor how you feel for any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, congested or runny nose).
- Get tested for COVID-19.
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and away from others until it has been 14 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and until other COVID-19 symptoms start improving.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Seek emergency medical care if you are experience persistent pain or pressure in your chest, trouble breathing, new confusion, bluish lips or face or the inability to wake or stay awake.
As we all continue to strive to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is important to remember our actions impact other people.
Follow guidelines set forth by the CDC such as avoiding crowded areas, staying home when you feel sick and not touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Following the three W’s are also a crucial part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Utilize the tips below to learn and remember the Three W’s.
Follow the Three W’s
As the new year begins and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are plenty of things that we can do to help continue to minimize the spread of the virus in 2021. Staying home when we feel ill, not touching our mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands and seeking medical attention when needed are a few ways that we can do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The three W’s are also crucial in protecting yourself, your loved ones and others around you from the COVID-19 virus. Learn more about the three W’s below to do your part in slowing the spread of the virus during 2021.
The Three W’s
Wear Your Face Mask
It is crucial to wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth to limit your chance of contracting COVID-19 or unknowingly passing it on to someone else.
Watch Your Distance
Social distancing and staying six feet apart from other people can tremendously lower your chances of getting or passing on the virus to others.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after touching frequently touched surfaces and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is a great way to keep unwanted germs away.
The holiday season is here and that means there is a higher chance of the COVID-19 virus spreading to more people.
From holiday shopping to spending time with friends and family these occasions increase the chances of more people getting COVID-19 and passing it along to friends, family and others. Utilize the tips below to have a safe and happy holiday season, even with the pandemic.
COVID-19 Holiday Safety
With many holidays coming up in December, it is important to remember that there is still an ongoing pandemic and keeping ourselves and loved ones safe should come first. The spread of the virus is still increasing, and it is up to all of us to do our part to help minimize the spread. Utilize the tips below from the CDC to stay safe during the holiday season this year with the pandemic.
Holiday Safety Tips During the Pandemic
- Keep gatherings small
- Stay home if you feel sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms
- Social distance from people who are not in your household
- Wear a mask when around others who are not in your household
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Do not travel unnecessarily
- Consider celebrating the holidays only with people who live with you
The holiday season is here! The holidays will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does not mean that you still cannot celebrate the holidays safely. This month’s newsletter is all about safety and the holidays during the pandemic. Utilize the tips and newsletter below to have a safe holiday season this year. Click the links below or go through the newsletter for CDC’s recommendations on holiday safety.
Holiday safety guidelines from the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ways to celebrate the holidays safely
COVID-19 is mostly spread by close contact with other people, which is why wearing a mask and social distancing is important.
When people with COVID-19 cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe they produce respiratory droplets. These droplets can range in size from larger droplets to smaller droplets. Small droplets can form particles when they dry very quickly in the airstream and larger droplets fall out of the air due to gravity. Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Wearing a mask and social distancing can help decrease the spread of these respiratory droplets to other people or to the airstream.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth and staying at least six feet apart from others help reduce your chances of getting COVID-19 or unknowingly spreading the virus to others, especially if you are asymptomatic. If you are sick, stay home and isolate from others unless you are seeking medical attention.
To learn more about how the COVID-19 virus spreads and why wearing a mask properly and social distancing is important, visit the CDC website
for more information.
While social distancing is still a new concept for us, it is important for us to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Utilize these tips from the CDC to help with social distancing when out in public.
- Visit grocery stores during off-peak hours or use curbside pick-up and other delivery services to reduce face-to-face contact with others.
- Limit gatherings to a smaller amount of people so that staying at least six feet apart is possible.
- Always wear a mask when in a public and crowded area where social distancing may be difficult.
- Find other ways to stay connected and social such as thorough social media or through an outdoor gathering with a lot of space to social distance.
- If you are feeling sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and do not go to public places. Get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible and stay home until you receive negative test results.
Now more than ever, we all need to do everything we can to help protect ourselves and others during the pandemic and flu season.
Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC can help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Remembering to keep safety at the forefront of all of your actions is crucial to keeping yourself, your loved ones and your LRS family safe during the pandemic.
Utilize the tips below to help do your part in beating the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes
- Maintain a six-foot social distance from yourself and others
- Monitor how you are feeling
- If you are feeling sick, stay home-remember to call your manager
- Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath and other COVID-19 symptoms
- If you or a member of your household are being tested for COVID-19, stay home until you receive the test results
- If you have been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and contact your medical provider for guidance on your testing needs
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
For more tips on how to stay safe during the pandemic, visit the CDC website.
This month’s newsletter is all about how to stay safe during Thanksgiving, especially with the ongoing pandemic. The newsletter also includes how to differentiate symptoms of the common cold, flu and COVID-19. Also enjoy some delicious recipes and desserts to try this month! Click the image below to go through the links.