The Coronavirus presents a challenge to all of us and can be particularly stressing for people with differing abilities. At John’s Crazy Socks, we have a mission to show what people with differing abilities can do. We want to both help people with differing abilities address the challenges created by the Coronavirus and to show the world how well they can respond.
As part of our effort to address this crisis, John’s Crazy Socks held a Training and Education Session with a presentation by Kathy DiBenedetto, the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Kathy emphasized several points:
- If You are Sock, Stay Home and Take Care of Yourself: Kathy urged all of our colleagues that if the are sick, they should stay home and not go out. They should call their doctor for guidance and not immediately go to the emergency room.
- Wash Your Hands: Kathy explained why it was important to wash our hands often. She demonstrated how to wash our hands and to make sure we spend at least 20 seconds washing our hands. She got our colleague Stephanie to give a demonstration too.
- Keep a Safe Distance: Kathy explained why we need to stay six feet apart.
- No Touching: We do a lot of hugging and high-fiving at John’s Crazy Socks, but Kathy taught us that we had to stop. She showed how physical contact can spread the virus. Instead, she demonstrated with John how to do an elbow bump. John and Mark demonstrated how to do a foot greeting.
- Wipe Down Surfaces: Kathy explained that germs can live on surfaces, so we need to wipe surfaces to keep them germ free. She taught us how to properly wipe down surfaces.
You can see the the recording of this presentation here:
In addition to the good health programs, John’s Crazy Socks is rolling out to initiatives designed to spread happiness during what are often bleak and stressful times:
- The “Spreading Happiness Show with John and Mark”: Each evening at 7 p.m. EDT, John and Mark are hosting a live show on Facebook designed to spread happiness. They will bring a little cheer and smile to your day. You can watch the show here: https://www.facebook.com/johnscrazysocks/
- While we have suspended our warehouse tours, John’s Crazy Socks will roll out a schedule of virtual tours that anyone can take. It will give people around the world a chance to learn about John’s Crazy Socks, see what people with differing abilities can do, meet John and ask questions.