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How to put on a mask

Checking O2 Levels

Using Temperature Scanner Thermometer

Handwashing

Cleaning and disinfecting - Watch up to point of 9 minutes 38 seconds

Proper Use of Rubber Gloves

Handwashing vs. Hand Sanitizer

Things to do if there is a COVID positive individual

Why Social Distancing is Important During COVID-19

How to Wash Cloth Face Coverings

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering.

Washing Machine

  • You can include your face covering with your regular laundry.
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering.

Washing by Hand

  • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) household bleach per gallon of room temperature water or
    • 4 teaspoons household bleach per quart of room temperature water
  • Check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection. Some bleach products, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing, may not be suitable for disinfection. Ensure the bleach product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
  • Soak the face covering in the bleach solution for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with cool or room temperature water.

 

Make sure to completely dry cloth face covering after washing.

How to Dry

Dryer

  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry

Air Dry

  • Lay flat and allow to completely dry. If possible, place the cloth face covering in direct sunlight.

How to disinfect a face shield

Demonstration of Donning (Putting On) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Demonstration of Doffing (Taking Off) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Testimonials and Success Stories

I choose to work at the ARC of Rensselaer because of how we do our work. I have been with many other agencies, and none of them put the welfare of the people we support in the forefront as much as we do. Every day I am witness to people and staff making life richer, happier and more meaningful. We really do connect people to their community in a way that fosters importance and relationships. The old adage that “I get more than I give” rings true at the ARC of Rensselaer

 - Kim Burns

Senior Coordinator

Residential Services

Our Mission

Advocacy

The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.

Resources

The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.

Community

The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180-1125
(518) 274-3110

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