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By: Rain City Maids
Jul 31, 2020

Are you planning a summer vacation trip? If you're reading this blog, you probably are a responsible person who wants to protect their family's health. Keep reading, and you'll find some travel kit essentials for preventing COVID-19. Perhaps you already know about some of these things, but you might have overlooked others on this list. 

1. Face masks and spares

You know the drill: avoid spreading germs by using a tissue or face mask. Don't forget to take some to spare, either disposable or washable ones. You never know when your face covering will get too dirty or loose. Better be sure and pack some extra ones with the rest of your luggage, and put them in zip plastic bags to avoid contamination.

2. Laundry detergent

If you want to be extra careful, carry some detergent with you to wash your face mask. Perhaps you can get soap at the hotel or wherever you are staying, but time is a precious thing, and it's better to wash your masks early and hang them out to dry in the sunlight right away. The combination of warm water, detergent, and the sun is all it takes for the germs and viruses to vanish.

3. Hand sanitizer

Always carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer when you're away from any sink and soap. Use it when you touch a surface. However, it's better if you don't touch your face until washing your hands. Remember that the hand sanitizer must be at least 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for it to be effective.

4. Sanitizer sprays and wipes

The steering wheel, the car doors, the doorknobs, faucets, and other frequently touched areas must be adequately disinfected to minimize risk. Buy some disinfectant wipes with a hydrogen-peroxide base. Also, electronic devices like your phone are sanitized better with isopropyl alcohol wipes. Keep them at hand and use them every day!

5. Straws

If there's a chance you're going to use reusable cups or glasses, you might want to take a few disposable straws. Soap and water are enough to clean a dirty bowl, but it can become difficult to have excellent hygiene when traveling. Prevent this with some straws (and also disposable or edible dishes).

6. Extra clothes

If you're going to the grocery store, the beach, parks, or any place with several people, your clothes will get dirty faster and perhaps even contaminated. Throw them in the washing machine after you’re back home, or if you’re traveling for a couple of days and can’t wash your clothes, make sure you have plenty of extra clothes for the next few days, especially pants and shirts. 

7. Thermometer

When someone feels ill, it's good to check the temperature and monitor other symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, or sore throat. Buy a couple of digital thermometers and keep tabs on your temperature.

8. Digital oximeter

For people in a high-risk category, a digital oximeter might be vital to check the oxygen levels of a symptomatic person. A digital pulse oximeter is available at most shops or pharmacies for around $30. Remember that oxygen saturation must be 94 or higher.

9. Your credit card

Last but not least, don't forget to pay with electronic cash or debit or credit cards whenever you can. Avoid physical contact with cashiers and other people while you travel. 

We hope this coronavirus travel kit is useful for your next vacation. Protect your health and your loved ones! Remember that Rain City Maids are providing home cleaning and disinfecting services. Book your service on our website. We can work while you're not at home.

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