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Handy hooks help reduce contact risk

Handy Hooks are helpful little tools that allow a person to open a door by the handle or press a push-button without actual physical contact, thus reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19 from some unsanitized surfaces. Local health care workers will receive these items to help them with some of their day-to-day duties through a generous donation by the manufacturer, coordinated through the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland and the Township of Russell. — supplied photo
Handy Hooks are helpful little tools that allow a person to open a door by the handle or press a push-button without actual physical contact, thus reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19 from some unsanitized surfaces. Local health care workers will receive these items to help them with some of their day-to-day duties through a generous donation by the manufacturer, coordinated through the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland and the Township of Russell.
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A handy little item will help staff in local hospital and long-term care facilities reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion as they go about their regular duties.

The “Handy Hooks Helper” project is a joint effort between the Canadian International Hockey Academy (CIHA) in Rockland and the Township of Russell, with the help of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell emergency services department.

The Handy Hook is a palm-sized device that attaches on a keychain and allows a person to push electronic buttons, press down door catches, unlatch doors and pull door handles, all while avoiding actual direct contact with the door handle or button. That means less risk of contracting COVID-19 from contact with an unsanitized door handle or push-button.

Handy Hooks are made by AJMK, a company based in the United Kingdom. Kiernan Chung, a CIHA student, has been helping his family make the item and was instrumental in getting the company to donate 3000 Handy Hooks for distribution among health care workers in the Prescott-Russell region.

The CIHA is coordinating with Russell Township to distribute the Handy Hooks to health care facilities in the region. Paramedics with the UCPR ambulance service will deliver supplies of Handy Hooks to local hospitals and long-term care facilities.