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tips from the Twin Cities DSA medical working group to reduce the risk of COVID-19

As we seek justice for George Floyd, COVID-19 is still a threat, especially to BIPOC, who have been disproportionately impacted. We keep us safe – so here’s some tips for comrades at protests and volunteer sites:

Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth

  • Surgical is best, then cloth
  • Masks can be reworn until they are dirty, broken, or hard to breathe through
  • Masks can be sterilized in a 170 degree oven for 30 minutes

Wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get home; shower if possible

Take off your clothes and bag when you get home. Wash them or leave them untouched for 24 hours

Use hand sanitizer and step away from the crowd if you need to take off your mask or touch your face

Don’t share water bottles; try to fill an empty bottle if you need to share water

Consider finding other ways to be involved if you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart failure or are pregnant; avoid close contact with people with these conditions for two weeks after protesting

Find free testing sites at tcdsa.org/testingsites or scan here:

Testing is best 3-14 days after any exposure

We keep us safe!

join us at tcdsa.org/help

Sources & notes:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

https://www.apsf.org/article/covid-19-pandemic-decontamination-of-respirators-and-masks-for-the-general-public-healthcare-workers-and-hospital-environments/

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