Ever wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Bug In day 25
COVID mitigation report:
- knew this a.m. (to miss crowds) was my last chance to possibly pick up my 'too weak to cook' prep hole and have the odds still in my favor for not coming in contact with an infected.
I used my less than full head to toe ppe. It is right from the picture in the news of that family with the child in the stroller in some kind of line using the clear plastic bags.
It worked as easy as it looked like it would; comfortable, lightweight, very loose, covering down to mid-thigh. No impediment in any way.
The sterilizing afterwards was messy. I dipped in in a tub of bleach water and hung it to dry on the balcony. Next time I'll hang it first and spray it, let that side dry, then flip it and spray. Though I don't see the need to spray the inside. I could be wrong though.
This is the picture I used as my pattern. Thanks @raptor for posting it. My own version looks exactly like the woman who is holding the baby. But I was wearing a hat.
raptor wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:43 pm
We have all seen makeshift PPE. IMO this is one that is likely to effective The simple plastic covering.
Yes it looks stupid but it will block spittle, mucus and grunge that humans will expel while letting in air flow. Assuming of course you discard it and do not bring it into your home.
I carried with me a medium sized Bed Bath & Beyond bag I'd hung onto for a year or two.
Once I left the grocery I used hand sanitizer on my gloves while still wearing them. Then reached inside to grasp the top of the covering with one hand, my other hand turning it inside out as I gingerly removed it.
But I didn't discard it. (which you could easily do if you wanted to)
I sort of folded/rolled it to fit into the oversized bag, being overly cautious to not touch the perimeter or outside of it while doing so.
Used hand sanitizer to disinfect the gloves a second time.
At home the BB&B bag still carrying the ppe went directly into the tub of bleach water. Using my still gloved hands to gently work the ppe out and opened in the bleach water.
Then carried the tub to the balcony where I hung the ppe & BB&B bag to dry.
And discarded the gloves.
I made the ppe from a clear (not opaque) chair cover throw I bought at the hardware store.
From one clear (not opaque) chair throw cover and a bit of clear packing tape, I made
- 1 head to mid-calf ppe
- 1 head to mid-thigh ppe
- 1 head to chest ppe
I purchased 7 'clear' (not opaque) chair cover throws @ $3.99 each, and the clear packing tape for, also, $3.99 at an Ace hardware store.
I didn't feel like I looked stupid under these circumstances. I saw no one whom I saw look at me even take a second glance... or even a pause.