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There are many things you can do to ease your way through the global pandemic that will be emerging in your neighborhood. If not now, you'll be encountering it soon, both personally and professionally.

MARIN COUNTY RECOVERS — PHASES OF RECOVERY BEGINNING MAY 18
A plan for a safe, scaled re-opening of Marin County. Read more »



VOTING & COVID-19
Information about voting during the pandemic, state by state. Read more »



HOW TO HELP OTHERS IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS
If you're in a position where you can help, there are a few concrete ways to do so. Read more »



CLIMATE-FRIENDLY SPRING CLEANING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Taking a pro-climate approach to decluttering is challenging in the best of times. Read more »



COMMON HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS THAT CAN KILL THE CORONAVIRUS
When it comes to housecleaning, here's how to tackle the virus. Read more »



HOW TO AVOID GOING STIR-CRAZY DURING SELF-QUARANTINE
Struggling with boredom, loss of freedom, and uncertainty? Some tips to help... Read more »



TOUCHING YOUR FACE? HERE'S HOW TO STOP
Keep your face safe from COVID-19. Read more »



MASTER LIST OF CRITICAL RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
In addition to federal health advisories and organizations providing must-know coronavirus info, an increasing number of businesses and organizations are rolling out goodwill offers for small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. These offers include grants, loans, marketing and promotion assistance, and a number of useful tools. Read more »



HELPFUL TIPS & LINKS
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THE BIG PICTURE
Do follow this link and read it carefully. This article is a clear, educated, and realistic account of what you can expect in the next few weeks and for months to come.

In case you didn't already know, this is important. If you are not already sheltering in place, you will be required to soon. This is not a cause for panic, but for planning.

1. Stock up on enough groceries (and cleaning supplies that work to contain viruses) for at least a one- to two-month period of sheltering in place. While certain kinds of foods and supplies (canned goods and potatoes) are already missing from store shelves, you can find plenty of fresh meat, poultry, frozen and packaged staples, fresh vegetables and fruit. It is best to minimize trips to the store. Your local stores are on the front lines, along with health care personnel. So don't panic. They are restocking many times, every day so there's no need to panic.

2. Wash your hands very frequently—for 20 seconds—or use hand sanitizer, after you touch anything that has been touched by someone else. Don't think about this too hard, just wash your hands. Yes, you know that hand sanitizer is missing from grocery shelves. If you have these ingredients or can order them, here's a reliable recipe: 3/4 cup Isopropyl Alcohol and 1/4 cup aloe vera. If you have it, you could add a few drops of lavender oil.

Here are the CDC's recommendations for household cleaning. If you've been having trouble finding healthy versions of these very necessary household items, click here and search for what you’re looking for, e.g., alternatives to bleach and common hand sanitizers. You will find Debra Lynn Dadd's website very helpful and informative.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT EVER MIX COMMON HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS »

3. Create a plan for living with or caring for a sick person. Remember, Covid-19 is far more serious than influenza.

4. Come up with a plan to care for your children should you become ill or hospitalized with Covid-19.

5. Same for your pets. Here are some guidelines from the San Francisco SPCA.

We will have more in-depth and helpful information as the days go.



STAYING SANE AND STRESS-FREE
Worry and anxiety are bad for you and the immune system you need to depend on. Here's one simple way to shift from worry to a sense of calm presence. BREATHE. Expand your lower abdomen while you breathe in fully, pause for a second, and then release and breathe out. Do this for as long as it takes to feel grounded again.

And here are some other ways to engage in self care.

PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE DAILY. We’ll be back virtually every day with healthy updates and ideas to keep you safe and sane. Our door may be closed, but we are here, answering your phone calls and emails, and taking your orders!

Air hugs! From the team at Eco-Terric. (That's our new name!)