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What are the best tools to protect yourself from the next wave of covid-19? Now that the omicron variant has peaked and slowed across the US, many are already beginning to prepare for the next surge in cases. Here are some tips on the best practices to prepare for covid’s next wave, and resources for high-quality PPE and sanitization supplies.

Best practices to prepare for covid’s next wave

Carefully monitor the covid indicators in your area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a live map of covid status that allows viewers to check covid indicators by county. If the county map in your area turns yellow or orange, your area will likely begin to encourage masking in public areas and canceling or postponing large events. This is an important time to start ensuring that you are fully prepared for a potential upcoming wave of covid. Your area’s positive test rate is another important marker to keep an eye on. Epidemiologists suggest taking increased precautions when positivity rates are 5% or higher.

Be ready to work from home again.

In the event that your region reissues a stay-at-home order, it’s important to be adequately prepared to work from home. To create a healthy home office environment, you’ll need to be sure that your work surface is at the correct height and that your equipment is arranged in a way that enables you to use good posture while working.

Stock up.

No, not on toilet paper… unless it will put your mind at ease to have some extra around. We suggest that you stock up on other essentials like groceries, work supplies, and high-quality personal protective equipment, to have them on hand in the event that obtaining them becomes more difficult or urgent.

Masks and respirators
The CDC has endorsed N95 respirators as the front line of protection from viruses. To choose an appropriate N95 respirator, you must first ensure that you are using a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved filtering facepiece mask that is also FDA-authorized. MediDent Supplies is a U.S.-based, trusted supplier of high grade medical and other PPE. All our N95 respirators are NIOSH and FDA approved.

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A small amount of free N95s are available from pharmacies and other community health centers. You can use the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Mask Locater to search for a free mask distributor near you. For more information on finding suitable N95 respirators, see Five Factors to Consider When Choosing PPE.

At-home testing supplies

At-home testing has become a need for many individuals and families who travel often or work in industries where they come in contact with many people. If you have health insurance, you can be reimbursed by the government for up to eight at-home covid tests per month.

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If you don’t have health insurance, you may still be able to obtain free at-home tests. All US households are eligible to request four free tests online here or by calling 800-232-0233.

Hand sanitizer

Since the onset of covid-19 in 2020, hand sanitizer has been proven to be an important means of controlling the transmission of infectious disease. While it’s not as effective as washing with soap and water, it’s best to keep hand sanitizer on hand to use when soap is not available.

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Invest in back-up plans.

Everyone needs a getaway sometimes. These days, a new wave of covid can spoil even the most rigorously planned vacation. Ensuring that your ticket has cancellation coverage that includes a full refund can save you a huge headache should you have to change your plans. Many airlines and other travel companies have updated their policies to be more flexible in the past two years. Make sure you have extra funds and supplies available in case you contract covid while traveling.

Stay active.

Staying active and fit is always a good idea, but it’s especially important to make efforts to maintain your physical health if there is another lockdown. Gather ideas for ways to work out and keep moving that will replace community gym or group activities you normally participate in. It’s okay to start small. Building some gentle exercise into your daily or weekly routine, such as walking or stretching, can be very helpful for overall health, including your mental health.

MediDent Supplies: Secure, domestic PPE supply

Now that you’re familiar with the best practices to prepare for covid’s next wave, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team of experts at MediDent Supplies has a wealth of experience providing top quality PPE and other medical and healthcare supplies to individuals and large companies alike. We are shipping N95 masks next-day. Don’t get caught unprepared; stock up today to avoid scrambling when the unexpected happens.

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