As Governor Cuomo’s recent health memo states, women’s health services are considered essential during this time. If you plan on traveling to our office, here are some preventative measures you can take to ensure that your commute is as safe as possible:  

Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others. We see and hear it everywhere: the news, on our TV screens, and in our email inboxes. We’re constantly being reminded to stay six feet apart. Six feet is the standard for social distancing because the coronavirus spreads mainly among people who are in close contact. 

Wear a cloth face covering. Now that the curve has flattened and warmer weather is here, it can be tempting to walk around bare faced. However, wearing a cloth face covering on crowded sidewalks and public transportation is still the law, and for good reason. It provides a layer of protection for yourself and those around you. Droplets produced from sneezing, talking, or laughing can be inhaled into the lungs, or land in the mouth or nose of others.

Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands. Data suggests that coronavirus can survive on surfaces and objects from four hours to up to two or three days. For this reason, it’s recommended that you avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after going out. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Sanitize your hands upon arrival at our office. We have hand sanitizer available at our office. Please sanitize your hands using our wall-mounted dispenser or wash your hands in one of our bathrooms. We will also provide you with a face mask if you do not have one.

Sit or stand as far from others as possible if you’re taking public transportation. New York City is a city powered by public transportation – so be careful while you’re traveling to us. Choose a seat or standing position as far away as possible from others on the bus or train. Keeping as much distance as possible from others can help prevent the spread of the virus.

While it’s true that the best way to avoid being exposed to the virus is to say home, venturing out for essential services, like medical care, has been deemed necessary and vital by Governor Cuomo. Our office has taken many precautions to keep our office a safe space, from installing hospital-grade air filters to strengthening room turnover protocols. You can rest assured that at VIVA EVE, your health and comfort will always be our top priority.

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