• James Novotny

Reduce Your Chances of Contracting Corona

There is really no guidebook on how to handle these trying times. I am out of work until March 30th at the earliest as the state of Illinois has issued an ordinance for all bars and restaurants to be closed due to the spear of COVID-19, an action a few states have taken so far. With widespread panic consuming the home and local stores it is important now more then ever to be wary of not only your personal health but the safety of others within your community. There is presently no antibody to forestall coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The most ideal approach to forestall sickness is to abstain from being presented to this infection. The infection is thought to spread for the most part from individual to-individual, this means close contact within 6 feet. This is not an easy situation to avoid as I’m sure any city dweller can tell you. The following are just a few actions you can take to lesson your risk of contracting the virus and spreading it as well.

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands frequently with cleanser and water for 20 seconds particularly after you have been in an open-air location or have been touching surfaces that are potentially unclean as the virus can live on surfaces for an extended period. On the off chance that cleanser and water are not promptly accessible, utilize a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol. Also being mindful of touching your face especially if you haven’t had the chance to clean or disinfect your hands recently.

Maintain a Safe Distance

You shouldn’t fear leaving your home but try your best to stay a safe distance from others, this is roughly 6 feet. As a public transportation user myself, I know this isn’t easy so you have to try your best to sanitize as much as possible. Try to avoid going to highly populated areas for unnecessary reasons. Most trade shows, restaurants and bars are closing in hopes of getting a handle on this situation but not all locations are. Put separation among yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your locale. This is particularly significant for individuals who are at higher danger of becoming exceptionally ill such as the elderly, already sick and children.

Living with the Virus

On the off chance that you have been advised that you have the virus you shouldn’t panic, instead take the safe precautions stated by your medical professional and local law. While face masks can not stop you from getting the disease it can help you from spreading it so be thoughtful of others. If you are not in a situation where wearing a mask is possible be sure to cover all sneezing, coughing, etc. and always wash your hands.

Clean and Sanitize

Clean AND sanitize as often as possible surfaces daily. Example of this include tables, door handles, light switches, ledges, handles, work areas, phones, keyboards, toilets and sinks. It is hard to find cleansers and sanitizers in stores tight now so always be on the look out when you are in stores. If applicable to you do some online research on how to make your own at home sanitizers if you have no other option.

Help the Vulnerable

If you have elderly family members, those with weak immune systems or small children, keep in mind they are the most likely to get the virus and the most likely to suffer the worst from it including death. If it is possible keep them away from highly public areas or even at home all together. Help them by bringing them food, checking on them when you can and keeping them safe if they do have to travel into the world for any reason. Make sure you help them seek medical attention when needed.

While it is debatable how serious this pandemic is due to the death toll being less than the average yearly flu it is still best to stay on the side of precaution. These above actions are general health tasks to bring into your everyday regardless of widespread disease. Remember to consult with a medical professional if you feel anything about your body is ‘off’ and stay mindful of the regulations of your local and federal government.

Stay Safe.

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