Guidelines to Staying Virus-Free
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
It has been 5 months since our first confirmed Covid-19 case in Washington State. With many individuals hoping to return to normalcy, states have loosened restrictions that were placed earlier in March. We must now adapt to living in a #post-coronavirus era and understand what this entails. Experts have recommended that we adopt guidelines into keeping ourselves and most importantly, our family members #virus-free.
Washing Your Hands
The most important step in preventing the risk of contracting Covid-19 is washing your hands as frequently and thoroughly as you can. It is suggested that you wash your hands after you cough, use the restroom, spend time outdoors, etc. This should be implemented naturally in everyone’s lifestyle. However, if you aren’t able to wash your hands, using hand sanitizer is an easy and convenient alternative to keeping your hands clean.
How to✔:When washing your hands you should cleanse them for at least 20 seconds, cleaning all areas that bacteria can live on.
6 Feet Apart
Although many restaurants, stores, and outdoor activities are open for business, you should always remember to keep your distance from others in public. When you keep a 6 feet distance from other people, it makes it difficult for viruses to spread. The coronavirus is primarily transmitted through person-to-person through the spread of saliva or mucus. These tiny droplets can travel at most 5 feet away which makes social distancing a critical part of protecting yourself.
Tip💡: If you aren't sure how far 6 feet is, it’s usually the length of your arm span plus a few inches!
Masks are a Must
Wearing a mask is a simple measure that helps prevent virus particles to spread person-to-person. Although the exact efficacy of masks are undetermined, the effects of wearing masks cannot be undermined. As the number of Covid-19 cases continue to decline, people are overlooking the significance of masks. However, masking is probably one of the most important guidelines for staying virus-free.
Tip💡: You can make your very own mask at home with leftover cloth. CDC has provided a tutorial on homemade face coverings.
Stay Home if You Feel Sick
Last but not least, it is recommended that you stay home if you are feeling sick. It is important that the virus is not exposed to others, and contained. Most people with Covid-19 are able to recover at home if they are provided proper care and rest.
Note📝: If your symptoms get worse, consult your doctor.
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