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5 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer Instead of Germs

Here at ViroShield we're thinking of ways to celebrate the holidays safely, and we know a lot of families are doing the same. The holidays are all about the people we love, and after months of social distancing, a lot of us are craving the opportunity to reconnect with friends and family. 

So we've looked to the experts for guidance on what we can do to increase our chances of a germ-free holiday season. One of the easiest ways is to make sure you stock up on our Hand & Body Wash and Sanitizer to keep the germs away.

If you haven't already grabbed yours, get ready to spread cheer instead of germs, with our special edition Peppermint Candy Cane Hand & Surface Spray. It's available for a limited time only, so don't miss out on this festive scent!

Small Outdoor Holiday Gatherings are Safer

If you are going to host or attend a holiday gathering, it's safer to keep it small, limit the duration and enjoy it outdoors if possible, or in a well ventilated space. Since it’s cold & flu season, don't forget to bundle up to stay dry and warm if the weather is cooler. And physical distancing, wearing a mask in between eating and drinking and hand washing are preventative measures to reduce your risk of the spread of germs. 

Additionally, when enjoying a holiday spread or treats at a gathering, the CDC advises to avoid eating off the same plates, drinking from the same cups, sharing utensils or passing dishes.

Clean Hands & Surfaces Often

Make sure you stock up on our Hand & Body Wash at your kitchen sink and in bathrooms so everyone can wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs while preparing, serving and eating food, coming in and out of the house, after using the restroom, before touching their face, and anytime hands are dirty. Having single use paper towels available for drying also helps prevent accidental cross contamination.

Be diligent about sanitizing your hands often with our Hand Sanitizer and/or Hand & Surface Cleansing Spray. The latter is great for frequently touched surfaces like kitchen and bathroom faucets, cabinet handles, door knobs, phones and remotes. Inspire holiday cheer with peppermint candy cane (available for a limited time), warmth and coziness with cinnamon & clove, a sense of calm with lavender or joy with citrus. Whichever scent(s) you choose, you and your guests will love it.

Host a Virtual Holiday Dinner

If you need or want to keep your risk factor down, hosting or attending a virtual dinner can be a fun way to celebrate. Grab a glass and toast to a warm moment with family and friends over a nice holiday meal. Or how about doing something extra nice for a high-risk family member or neighbor and delivering a delicious holiday meal or treat to their door?

Take Precautions for Holiday Travel

If you plan to travel during the holidays, safety precautions include wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing your hands frequently, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (ours has 75%), avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, as well as taking your own food on road trips.

Grab Holiday Shopping Deals Online or Curbside

Several stores are already offering online holiday sales and since it's safest and easiest to shop from the comfort of your home in your PJs, why not? Large crowds where germs love to linger, especially the weekend after Thanksgiving, are not ideal this year. Other safer options include curbside pick-up or in-store pick-up for orders placed online. 

Also make sure you sign up for our newsletter so you can take advantage of savings and special offers. What better way to show loved ones you care about them than with natural amazing smelling protective products delivered straight to their door? You can check off your gift list and set yourself up for safe and germ-free holidays at the same time. 

If you do find yourself having to hit the stores, make sure to wear your mask, keep a safe distance and keep your Hand Sanitizer within reach for when there aren't any sinks nearby. Our Hand & Surface Spray is also great to spritz on shopping carts, your purse, and hands while shopping.

We wish you happy and safe holidays. For more guidance on safer ways to enjoy holiday festivities this year, the CDC is a great resource. In addition, it's a good idea to check your state and local area for any safety rules and regulations that may apply.