Avoiding Coronavirus at the Bexar County Jail

picture with instructions on hand sanitizer use
Properly Using Hand Sanitizer

Public Safety

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

On Saturday, KSAT 12 posted an article about the emergency plan that the Salazar administration has decided on to help prevent the coronavirus from getting a foothold among its ranks and within the Bexar County Jail. One of the things we have been informed of, but was not mentioned in his emergency plan, is that anyone entering the jail must use hand sanitizer before they can proceed further. ANYONE. That includes the public walking in the front doors. That’s all well and good but people needed to be informed of the proper way to wash their hands. How many people even know there is a proper way to use hand sanitizer?

Properly Using Hand Sanitizer

Well there is a proper way. We felt it was necessary to make a public safety announcement about it so that people are using hand sanitizer correctly. If it’s not used correctly all you’ve done is falsely given yourself peace of mind. You haven’t protected yourself. We found the below information on a blog. Though it’s an older article, it is even more relevant now than it was then.

Make sure all organic matter like dirt and grease are removed from your hands.

Apply a dime-size amount to the palm of one hand.

Rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of both hands, including between your fingers and up around your fingertips and nails. Rub hands together for 30 seconds to allow your hands to completely absorb the product and the hand sanitizer to completely dry. Don’t touch food or anything until your hands are dry.

Sheriff Salazar would be wise to post this information, not only for the general public who are entering the jail, but also for his own employees, particularly those who work in the Bexar County Jail.

The article we found was on B4Brands.com. It gives more details about sanitizing your hands. There were also links at the bottom that would take you to articles about different types of gloves and the use of antibacterial soap. We recommend you take a few minutes to educate yourself for your safety and the safety of everyone around you.

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