How to Stay Safe And Give Back in This New Reality

Apr 07, 2020

Alexandra Matthews

Today we’re all adapting to our new reality of social distancing. This new reality comes with new habits. People are washing their hands more frequently and are avoiding touching their faces. It’s been broadly communicated why this is so important. 

Another new habit is our increased reliance on our mobile devices to stay connected. As we self-isolate and stay inside, we have become more reliant on our phones than ever. In fact, the average person touches their phone 52 times per day

This got us thinking. We may be following the government suggestions to stay inside and ensure our hands are clean, but how clean are our phones? It turns out, not very. Actually, a mobile phone is 10X dirtier than a toilet seat.

We’re all hyper-focused on our hygiene, and as a mobile technology company, Ogury believes that it’s important to also practice sanitary habits related to our mobile devices, not just our hands. 

To raise this awareness, Ogury has launched a mobile campaign to encourage users to wash their phones. 

#WashYourPhone Campaign

In addition to promoting best practices around sanitation habits related to our mobile phones, Ogury is partnering with GlobalGiving to raise money for those affected by COVID-19 across the world.

Every donation to this fund will help stop the virus’s spread and give communities on the front lines of the crisis the resources they need to act quickly and protect the most vulnerable. 

Ogury is passionate about our people, our community, and our world, and is going to match every dollar raised through GlobalGiving, up to the value of $10,000. 

As we practice social distancing within the comfort of our homes, we think about how grateful we are to have a community of essential workers keeping us safe and healthy. To give it back, we’re asking three things from you. 

  1. Stay Inside
  2. Wash your phone, not just your hands
  3. Head over to GlobalGiving’s site to support the cause

Stay safe and feel free to reach out to me directly at laura.chamberlain@ogury.co if you want to learn about other ways to get involved with this campaign.

Laura Chamberlain, Sr. Director of Marketing