Coronavirus Social Distancing Bad Practices Episode 1 ‘At the Laundromat’ Essential Business

Wayne’s World 2 Tighty Whiteys (1993) on Movie Clips.

Maybe you’ve watched a movie lately and said, “Well that’s not possible currently.” The Wayne’s World 2 clip shows behavior that would definitely be shunned in today’s Social Distancing mode.

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In Illinois, laundromats, dry cleaners, industrial laundry services, and laundry service providers were included in the list of Essential Businesses and Operations for Gov. JB Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order effective, Saturday March 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. until April 7, 2020.

Be sure to check your local Coronavirus Advisories. Some public facilities (nationwide or locally) may be ordered closed entirely, or may be ordered to be opened with limited capacity, or may be open and operating illegally. Keep in mind that situations may change as time progresses and threats change.

At the laundromat …

Don’t share your red rope licorice with others.

Don’t accept shared red rope licorice from others.

Do not shake hands.

Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other people.

Bring hand sanitizer, especially for use after touching washer or dryer handles.

Do not touch food directly without cleaning your hands first.

When eating in a public place, do not put food down on a surface unless the surface has been properly cleaned first (that includes counter tops, picnic tables, dining tables, even your own lap, and especially not seats or chairs).

Keep your cell phone on your person; do not place it on a surface.

Prior to eating with your hands, clean your hands again if you have touched your cell phone, a surface or some type of handle.

Do not touch other people’s laundry.

If someone appears sick, don’t confront them; just leave immediately.



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Clean your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.


Stay home if you’re sick

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick (CDC) .

Cover coughs and sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

Throw used tissues in the trash.

Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water


4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

Alcohol solutions.
Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens [PDF] claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).



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EPA | List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2



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