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Keypads ATM Machines & Gas Pumps
March 20, 2020
4:51 pm
GICinvestor
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Today and even before. Why would you want to touch a Keypad or Gas Pump Handle? And have you ever seen them being cleaned? Take a close look, put your glasses on......they are disgusting!

March 20, 2020
5:26 pm
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GICinvestor said
Today and even before. Why would you want to touch a Keypad or Gas Pump Handle? And have you ever seen them being cleaned? Take a close look, put your glasses on......they are disgusting!  

A pocket-size bottle of Purell in your pocket is your friend for such situations, regardless of COVID-19. Not sure what it dirtier...ATM or gas pump keypads, the gas pump itself, or the door handles to the service station or bank branch. sf-cool

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Doug

March 20, 2020
11:52 pm
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For several years we have kept the small, relatively useless, plastic bags such as one gets from a convenience store or are used to contain delivered newspapers on rainy days, in the car to put over hand while using the gas pump; then it is discarded. Initially, we did this to keep the smell of gas off our hands and out of the car.
It all helps.

March 21, 2020
7:50 am
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For over 25 years I'm using plastic bags or paper to put over hand while using the gas pump, ATM, door handles, etc.
It worked for me very well, no cold or flu whatsoever (no seasonal flu shots also).
I'm not using Purell or similar alcohol sanitizers at all.

March 21, 2020
9:25 am
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I have always assumed every surface in the public is filthy and either sanitized after or used paper towels or plastic barrier to touch them.
I worked in a dental office, cross contamination was enforced everyday, so it stayed with me forever.
You should see me clean a hotel room!

March 21, 2020
10:52 am
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All good ideas and practices but the best practice may be to be conscious about not touching your face at all . Hard to do. Was at the grocery store and saw the cashier had gloves on and was scratching her forehead. What good are the gloves anyway if she doesn't change pair for each transaction ? I think they would be safer with a mask instead of gloves.

March 21, 2020
11:00 am
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Lots of good ideas.

Gloves only protect the wearer (as long as they don’t touch themselves) and NOT you. Lots of cross contamination on gloves.

My first step is to avoid using ATM machines. I think that can be done with a bit of effort.

Gas pump ideas are good too. We have never bought wipes or hand sanitizers but things have changed.

One thing I do at A&W and Costco. I take quite a few napkins and the vinegar packets and clean the table and seat before the food arrives. I keep some in the car too.

March 21, 2020
1:19 pm
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Yes the face is very important!
Don't touch it . Always drove me crazy , when women see a hair on your face and grab it off your face with their dirty hands!

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