2007-02-08 / News

BankNewport protects more than money

The community is invited to join BankNewport in its efforts to prevent the spread of colds and flu this winter through the distribution of free personal hand sanitizers at all branch locations throughout Newport and Bristol counties.

The use of a hand sanitizer is just another line of defense to avoid catching and spreading colds and flu. Germs are passed by hand-to-hand and hand-to-object contact and most cold viruses can live for hours on objects. It is always very important to wash hands frequently and avoid putting hands near one's eyes, nose or mouth. Carrying a hand sanitizer will allow hands to be clean anytime, especially when there is no access to soap and water.

With people spending more time indoors during the winter months, it is easier for germs to spread. Other important ways to stay healthy include a eating balanced diet, drinking plenty of fluids, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep.

BankNewport hopes that the personal hand sanitizers will increase the odds of local communities staying healthy this winter. Stop by the nearest BankNewport branch for a free hand sanitizer, while supplies last.

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