Shepherd’s Door business operations are affected due to ongoing precautionary measures recommended by the CDC. We are not in the office everyday however, you can leave a message as we are checking them daily.
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The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
The Trans Life Line for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
The Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001), email and chat for Deaf, Deaf, Blind, Deaf, Disabled survivors.
During day-to-day activities, people can take the following measures to prevent infection, in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines:
Clean the hands regularly with an
alcohol-based sanitizer, or wash them with soap and water. The CDC also make this recommendation, advising that sanitizer
should contain “at least 60% alcohol” and that people should wash their hands
for at least 20 seconds.
Clean surfaces — such as kitchen
seats and work desks — regularly with disinfectant.
Avoid crowded areas when going out,
for people over 60 years old and people with any underlying health problems.
Try to avoid close contact with
people who display flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing.
Get accurate information about
COVID-19. Some good sources include the Pan American Health Organization and WHO websites.
The American Red Cross also advise against touching the mouth, nose, or eyes
when out and about, before having a chance to wash the hands.
Also, the CDC recommends getting the flu shot to prevent other
seasonal respiratory infections.
The Center for Disease
Control CDC recommends that all people
wear cloth face masks in public places where it is difficult to maintain a
6-foot (2-meter) distance from others. This will help slow the spread of the
virus from asymptomatic people and people who do not know that they have contracted
it. People should wear cloth face masks while continuing to practice physical
distancing. Instructions for making
masks at home are available here. Note: It is critical that surgical masks and N95 respirators are
reserved for healthcare workers.