Coronavirus: Visualizing the Risk
I’ve explained to the staff and colleagues how we’re setting up our practice to protect the staff from Coronavirus using zombies as an analogy. I’m leaving this conclusive list for my pharmacist friends so they can see what we’re doing.
(Does the zombie thing make you nervous? It shouldn’t. Well maybe)
- Everyone outside the store is a zombie and have zombie germs that will kill you and turn you to a zombie if you get within 6 feet of them
- Inside the store is a sterile, sacred place. Anything that goes out is safe, anything that comes in is tainted. This includes the people.
- Stop bringing bags into work. Bring your license, a CC, and some cash in a ziplock with your keys.
- Wear scrubs or raggy clothes. When you get home, take off your clothes outside or in a safe space right inside the door. We don't need to scare the neighbors.
- Throw these into a bag and keep them there for 4-5 days, minimum. Wash your hands immediately, then clean the entrance and anything you’ve touched.
- Go shower. Now you’re clean and safe in your house.
- Delivery guy
- He’s a potential zombie, so he can’t come in.
- We bring out everything to him.
- He’s not really a zombie, at least not yet. He should hand sanitize, wash his hands frequently, etc
- He isn’t to touch or get within 6 feet of all the zombies. Drop the stuff off and go.
- Curbside assistance
- Anything that comes in the store: cash, insurance cards, credit cards, are considered tainted with zombie juice. Alcohol/bleach credit cards and insurance cards. What a service!
- No long conversations. If there’s an issue, call the store and deal with it.
- Everyone needs to stay 6 feet from the door and each other outside
- Clean, clean clean
- Bleach all surfaces after any breach, meaning if the door opens or something zombie juice laden comes inside.
- Every 15-60 minutes, clean inside surfaces to keep sterile :)
- Staff should be washing their hands as soon as zombie contaminated or every 15-20 minutes as needed
I hope this helps you better visualize how we are mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
Just trying to keep it real...
Neal Smoller, PharmD
Owner, Pharmacist, Big Mouth