Covid Re-Opening Safety Measures: Under My Skin Tattoo Studio · KidzDent Pediatric Dentistry · New Jersey Covid Test Sites
Sources: YourHHRS News, RLS Media
“Professional tattooing has a better record of preventing pathogen transmission than professional dentistry.” So wrote “Tattoo” Tony Rodriguez when it appeared that New Jersey tattoo studios were not scheduled to be part of the June 22 Covid-19 personal service business re-opening. As a certain cartoon character who is no longer allow to carry guns might have asked, are them’s fightin’ words? Quite the opposite!
Rodriguez, of Under My Skin Tattoo Studio in Atlantic Highlands, and Dr. Cavan Brunsden of KidzDent in Old Bridge, have both released videos about the safeguards they have made during the lockdown in hopes of “injecting” maximum safety and confidence in their employees and customers alike. Despite appearing to be on opposite ends of a spectrum, we heartily salute this “odd couple” for standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against the Covid virus and for the viability of New Jersey’s small businesses!
According to COVID Act Now, an organization which predicts COVID-19 risk by region, New Jersey is one of the few states that has not only controlled the growth of COVID-19, but is well on its way to containing it.
· As of June 25, 2020, New Jersey has 2100 testing centers. Testing is now available to all New Jerseyans regardless of whether they had symptoms or a prescription.
Only 1.5 percent of COVID-19 tests were positive in New Jersey, well under the 10% rate that the World Health Organization recommends for containing the spread.
· Estimates put New Jersey’s ICU capacity at just over 1,000 beds and with about 12 percent being used for Non-COVID patients. That leaves a little over 900 beds for the less than 300 estimated cases in New Jersey.
· Taking into consideration the daily number of new cases, New Jersey would need just over 1,500 contact tracers to trace all of the new cases within 48 hours. New Jersey currently has 2,500 contact tracers, which can significantly reduce the level of people unknowingly transmitting the virus.
As the fight against COVID-19 in the United States escalates, other states may be able to look to New Jersey as an example of how to contain the spread of the virus.