During this pandemic situation, the only way you can protect yourself and others is by being well-informed on how the virus is spread. Being knowledgeable and updated on the news also keeps us aware of the situation and thus, we can further assess how much caution we should take during these times.
During this pandemic situation, the only way you can protect yourself and others is by being well-informed on how the virus is spread. Being knowledgeable and updated on the news also keeps us aware of the situation and thus, we can further assess how much caution we should take during these times. Taking these simple steps can help you protect yourself and others from the spread of the virus.
Maintaining a good personal hygiene involves cleansing your head, hands, and body so as to avoid the spread of germs and illnesses. This is necessary not just for health but also for social reasons. Besides your own health benefit, having good personal hygiene has an impact on the lives of those around you. You have to bear in mind that with the lifespan of the COVID-19 virus on some surfaces, it is easy to get infected. This is through touching these areas, then unconsciously touching your face or eyes. Thus, practicing good hand hygiene is very important.
The key way to mitigate the spread of the virus is through practicing social distancing. When a person coughs or sneezes, the people nearby can be infected through the respiratory droplets. Supermarkets, food establishments, and others adhere to the social distancing recommendations by putting stickers or tapes to keep the customers spaced adequately. Be sure to abide by their rules. At home, remind your family members to clean and disinfect before doing physical contact like hugging.
As per the recommendation of CDC regarding face masks, people are suggested to use face cloth covers in places where maintaining social distance is difficult, like in subways. This is due to the fact that during the 72 hours before people infected with the virus develop symptoms, they are most contagious. Additionally, there are other infected individuals who can infect others despite being asymptomatic, or lacking the symptoms of the illness. The mask that you wear can protect you from respiratory secretions. If you wear a mask and others wear it too, the transfer of the virus can be avoided. Reserve the N-95 respirators and surgical masks to the medical first responders and healthcare workers since they need it more for their protection.
Staying at home is the “new normal” nowadays. It might be safer to limit your travel to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and for you to be safe from acquiring the virus. As per the CDC recommendation, due to the global spread of COVID-19, all non-essential international travel should be avoided. CDC stated that since the situation is constantly changing and with COVID-19 cases and death reports, traveling inflates your chance of acquiring the virus and spreading it as well. To protect yourself and others from getting sick, better stay home.
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