Message From Downtown Carlisle Association: Continue to Be Vigilant Against COVID-19
Downtown Carlisle, along with Cumberland County, entered into the green phase of COVID-19 recovery recently. While this milestone was deeply needed for our families, businesses and economy, we are asking that you still adhere to CDC guidelines and err on the side of caution and continued health for your employees, and customer safety in your daily operations.
- Please encourage or require employees to wear properly fitted masks.
- Please encourage or require customers to wear their masks.
- Please continue to clean/sterilize heavy traffic or touched areas.
- Wash or sterilize your hands frequently.
Our recent polls have shown a majority of consumers are still weary of the virus and show larger levels of stress and feeling uncomfortable when confronted with a store, worker or other shopper without a face-covering.
UPMC recently released the following statement: As businesses are re-opening and warmer weather is calling us outside our homes, it's important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended. While some people may be tired of wearing a mask and standing six feet apart, these precautions must continue to ensure the safety of our co-workers, each other, and our families.
Wearing a mask and physical distancing works. They are proven to help prevent the virus from spreading. And preventing the spread of the virus within our facilities is crucial to our ability to continue providing care to our communities.
Please remember to always wear a mask in public areas.
A face mask should:
- Fit snugly but comfortably around the side of the face
- Be secure with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
Washing your hands:
- Wash our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not easily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching our eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and others as much as possible
Cover cough and sneezes
- If you have in a private setting and do not have a face mask on, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands in the appropriate manner
Clean and disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touches surfaces - including doorknobs, tablets, light switches, countertops, phones toilets, sinks, etc.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfecting
- After cleaning, use a household disinfectant