HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks at Brothers II. The company was knocked out by Covid-19 and we all contracted the virus. I’m happy to report that everyone is on the mend and we are all healthy once again. We are all back to work and are open for business. Please stay safe and we hope the best for you and your family! Check out some helpful hints to help protect yourself and others:

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
    • Stay home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel.
    • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet — about two arm lengths — away from others if you must go out in public.
    • Stay connected with loved ones through video and phone calls, texts and social media.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and when you must go out in public, such as to a grocery store. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • However, do NOT place cloth face coverings on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • In addition, do NOT use a facemask meant for a health care worker.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
    • See CDC guidelines, including how to create your own cloth face cover.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth, and throw used tissues in a lined trash can. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow — not your hands. Wash your hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. Follow CDC guidance.

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

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PLEASE NOTE IF THERE IS A GATHERING OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE  THAT READ THIS I HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN THIS BLOG.

 

 

CAN DOGS CONTRACT CORONAVIRUSES?

Dogs can contract certain types of coronaviruses, such as the canine respiratory coronavirus, but this specific novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is believed to not be a threat to dogs.

The World Health Organization reported that there have been no reported cases of coronavirus in domestic animals. “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the novel coronavirus COVID-19,” their report says.

PIPERTo read more https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-dogs-get-coronavirus/

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

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Basic hygiene is the best thing you can do, according to a doctor of infectious diseases.
1) Wash hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth.
2) Stay away from those who are sick
3) Clean surfaces
4) Get your flu shot

Getting your Flu Shot  (it’s not too late) = lowers the risk of hospitalization, & the healthier you are, the lowers your risk if you do get Covid19.  It also helps communities as you’ll likely use fewer medical resources!

 

You are still MUCH more likely to be exposed to flu than Coronavirus.

 

While CDC considers Covid19a serious situation and is taking preparedness measures, the immediate risk in the U.S. is considered low. Everyone should always take simple daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. http://www.cdc.gov/nCoV

 

 

Brothers II loves Dogs

Every Pet-Friendly business needs a dog pen and we are no different.  We love our little furry Co-Workers! Even the boss takes them outside for some fun in the sun. William ran inside too fast so I didn’t get him on camera ☺.  We sell and service business machines but that doesn’t stop us from having a fun day doing it. outside dog pen

Pet-Friendly place to work

Brothers II Business Machine is a dog-friendly place to work. Sadly we had a loss this week, my beloved Duke had passed, he was 14-year-old Cockapoo. He was loved by everyone here, he was so sweet and visited everyone a couple of times a day. If he walked into your office just to say hi he would be handed a treat so of cause he did it often. It’s very hard to say goodbye to a family member or even a furry co-worker. Thank God I got to bring him in and was able to spend time with him at work. RIP my fur baby.

If you bring your dog to work post a picture on our Facebook page of your fur baby and luck place you work at.

https://www.facebook.com/Brothers-II-Business-Machines-205475692819617/

 

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Lose Holiday Weight with your copy machine.

Christmas Parties = Holiday Weight

Waiting for copies at the copy machine? Take this time to sneak in a quick leg workout or tone your tummy.  Stretching and moving your legs builds muscle strength and endurance and prevents aches and leg pains.

Build leg muscles while making copies

How to do it: While holding on to the copy machine for balance, bring your knee up and down, or after bringing your knee up, extend your leg back. Try pulsing your leg to really get your muscles burning.

Toning your tummy

• Start with feet flat on the floor.
• Stand tall at your copier.
• Hold your abdominal muscles tight.
• Extend one leg until it is level with your hip.
• Hold for ten seconds.
• Slowly lower leg.
• Repeat 15 times.
• Change legs.

These exercises are subtle enough that if you hear someone coming, you can quickly stop.

Give these links a try you already have the copier.

https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/exercise-at-work/10-office-exercises-you-can-do-secretly2.htm

https://www.standupdeskstore.com/standing-news/10-Exercises-to-Do-at-Your-Stand-Up-Desk/

Happy Christmas and Merry Holiday’s

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This guy could be doing Kegels and we would never know!

Print your wrapping paper with your copier!!

The holidays are coming why not save money this year by making your own wrapping paper?!!

Cut the wrapping paper to 8 inches wide so that it will fit in the printer. The paper can be as long as you need it, but can only be as wide as the printer to run through. Load the wrapping paper into the printer and hit print!

Or use these websites or find one of your own.

https://lifehacker.com/print-your-own-wrapping-paper-instead-of-buying-it-5969104

https://thediydreamer.com/diy/diy-wrapping-paper-with-printer/wrapping paper

Have fun and let me know!!!

 

 

BROTHERS II BUSINESS MACHINES NOT ONLY SELLS COPIERS AND PRINTERS, BUT WE ALSO SERVICE THEM TOO

 

Our great technicians are eager to help you will any issues you may have with your machine, either over the phone or with a prompt service call. Here are some common copier issues:
• Paper Jams: This is among the most common copier issue. …
• Wrinkled pages: Sometimes, the copier machine produces pages with wrinkles. …
• Cartridge or toner issues: Toner and cartridge issues can affect any copier. …
• Lines on paper …
• Copies too light or too dark…
• Dots on the page…

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The USPS Proposes Rate Change for January 26, 2020

The USPS® Proposes Rate Change for January 26, 2020
On October 9, 2019, the USPS® filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC) to change the prices of shipping services such as Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® and First-Class Package Service. If approved, these changes will take effect on January 26, 2020.

A big takeaway is that the First Class Mail® rates are staying the same with stamps still costing 55 cents. In addition, postage meters will continue to save 5 cents, or 9% over stamps.

This rate change for shipping products is timed similar to UPS® and FedEx® that historically adjust prices each January. On January 6, 2020, FedEx will raise prices an average of 4.9%.

The Postal Service continues to offer a great value in shipping. Unlike some other shippers, the Postal Service does not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday season delivery.

Outlined below are highlights you can expect for the upcoming January 2020 rate change.

First-Class Mail® Rates will remain unchanged.

Priority Mail® Rates to increase by 4.1% while Flat Rate products increase from 4.9% to 6.2%.
The proposed domestic Priority Mail® Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

Priority Mail Express® Rates to increase by 3.5%
The proposed domestic Priority Mail Express® Flat Rate Retail price changes are:

FP will continue to provide updates as soon as they are released by the USPS®. To access the most updated rate change information, visit:

FP’s Rate Change Page