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Protect Yourself - Decontaminate After Exploration

Unless you have a large home with lots of freezer space, you won't have enough storage space for a 3 month stay at home. You're going to have to venture outside occasionally - if only to get some basic exercise and / or food.

Current quarantine advice allows us to venture outside, for a brief exercise period or shopping expedition, to buy necessities during lockdown.

Before you leave your home, put out a large plastic bag, for storing soiled clothes. This is for carrying possibly contaminated clothes, to the laundromat. To minimise possibility of contaminating my day to day clothes, I'll keep my contaminated clothes separate.

When you come back inside, following a brief expedition, immediately strip - and put possibly contaminated clothes into the bag, for proper washing. Next, take a long hot shower, using lots of cleanser, disinfectant, soap, and / or shampoo. And of course, wash your hands, thoroughly - as a final step.

I'm a child of the 1960's, and the ongoing Cold War era, where we lived under threat of nuclear annihilation. The CDC provides good advice on dealing with decontamination of onself after a visit to a radioactive outside world. I think their advice applies well, to a biological attack world, as in COVID-19.

Properly designed Cold War era homes would have a cleanup room - generally the kitchen entry / laundry / mud room - used when entering the home during inclement weather. Better equipped homes would have underground fallout shelters, for the ultimate nuclear disaster - and the better shelters would have decontamination chambers, for use after venturing outside, into a nuclear wasteland.

A Cold War era commercial product, for the well equipped fallout shelter.

Barring having a mud room entrance to your home, with a ClordiSys Chamber in the corner, put a bag for contaminated laundry, into a corner of an entry room.

Wash the contaminated bag contents as soon as possible. Use the "Heavy Duty" (hottest / longest) water and dryer cycles. And again, wash your hands - before and after you wash your clothes.

To avoid CoronaVirus infection, when you must travel outside during quarantine, after you return, cleanse yourself thoroughly.


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