What to Think About When You are Trying to Avoid COVID 19



This handout was written for health care workers. It’s an exhaustive list of things for us to think about as we transition from home to work and back home again. Having worked in operating rooms and a research lab with radiation, its second nature for me. In the age of COVID19, however, everyone is learning to wash their hands more not to touch their face.

I’m posting the handout for families to inform strategies you may want to put in place as adults and kids venture out into the world again.

Life during the pandemic with masks feels like we’re living in outer space. And with the recent launch of astronauts to the International Space Station, we all might play along.

Adults can then develop the clean and safety plan for you and your little astronauts.

The garage can be your docking bay or the entry way your air lock. Drop backpacks and shoes there. Remove masks. Sanitize hands or head to the sink for a good wash.

Be creative and stay safe and well.





About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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