Spring Newsletter
It's A New Normal?
The past weeks have been truly unprecedented . Would you have believed it if someone told you 2020 would involve a global pandemic?

At first, there was a bit of uncertainly about notarizing during COVID-19. Since then, our profession has been deemed an Essential Service. Many states have also implemented RON anbd RIN procedures that allow for additional flexibility when needed.

Notary Jane wishes you well as you practice safety and care for yourself, your family, and your clients.
Notaries have been declared by the  U.S. Treasury Secretary as an Essential Service At the same time, notaries must still follow all guidelines issued by federal, state and local authorities to protect public health, maintain appropriate safety precautions, and should not accept assignments if there is risk of spreading COVID-19.

We've put together some ways you can protect yourself. We also recommend visiting the  Center for Disease Control  website for detailed and up-to-date information. 

BEFORE THE SIGNING:
Wash Your Hands Often
Use soap and water and thoroughly wash your hands for the required 20 seconds. Do this often as part of your daily routine to establish a new habit.

Use Hand Sanitizer
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid Touching Your Face
Be conscious of not touching your face throughout the day. This is the easiest way the virus is spread.

Speak To The Signer Prior
Call the signer to confirm the meeting and gather information. Cancel if the signer feels unwell, has travelled internationally in the past 30 days, or if someone in their household is showing any symptoms.

DURING THE SIGNING:

Keep Your Distance
In these times, everyone will understand if you don't sit next to or directly across from the signer. Arrange to be at a safe distance (over 6 ft).

Wear A Face Mask
New reports are recommending that everyone wear a face mask when in public and around others. If you choose to not wear a face mask, practice social distancing -probably best to do both.

Don't Share Pens
We recommend not sharing yours, request that they bring their own, or have a spare that you are okay discarding after the signing.

Wipe All Surfaces and Items 
If it was touched during the signing, -wipe it down using disposable wipes. This protects you as well as anyone who may come in contact with the surface after the signing.

Meet Outdoors
Many notaries have been making arrangements to meet outdoors with signers when possible (parks, porches, etc).  

AFTER THE SIGNING:

Disinfect All Surfaces
Coronavirus can stay on some surfaces for minutes, others for days.  The length of time varies on paper. Some strains of coronavirus live for only a few minutes on paper, while others live for up to 5 days.

Wipe Down Your Car
Door handles, steering wheel and anything you come in contact with.

Change Your Clothes 
After you return home, it is a good idea to change and launder your clothing from the day.

 These are just a few ideas to stay safe during these challenging times.
We're certain you have more ideas & tips and we'd love to hear them!
There isn't a single portion of our daily lives that hasn't been touch by the Coronavirus. We recently had a notary share her personal story and struggle with this "new normal". We were moved by what she had to say. Her article is recapped below and you can click on the link to read the piece in its entirety (highly recommended). 

What's Really Important?

Health First
Cathy has a terminal heart and lung disease, which makes her in the very high-risk category. She made the personal choice to not conduct signings during this time. She's amazed at many of the comments she's received.

Making A Difference
When local nursing homes, doctors offices, and first responders had dwindling supplies of PPE, Cathy and her friends put their sewing skills to good use!
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