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Staying safe on Pandemic Halloween

Case Western Reserve University

Shanina Knighton, an instructor and hygiene researcher at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was among the first experts to sound the alarm on hand-washing when she did a 10-part Twitter thread on hygiene very early in the pandemic. She has also spoken authoritatively on masks and more to the point, keeping surfaces safe for your family and guests (See NPR Cleveland: Being wise about transmission of virus at the grocery store; Forbes: Everything you need to know about masks; Self: How to move safely right now if you need to). 

Knighton's most recent project, a series of hygiene infographics designed especially for communities of color, has been handed out recently in some of the city's neighborhoods by nursing students. The guides are also featured on the YWCA of Greater Cleveland website. 

That project lends itself nicely to her advice on how to stay safe this Pandemic Halloween.

 




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