Credit: Verywell Mind
In this day and age, it is crucial that everyone does all they can to remain healthy and safe. As the situation surrounding our public health crisis changes daily, everyone should keep in mind these these key pieces of advice to keep themselves (and everyone around them) healthy, so we can finally return to some semblance of normal.
Wash your hands
Make sure you thoroughly wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. This means cleaning the backs of your hands, you knuckles, and in between your fingers as well as your palms. This is especially important when you go to the store or come in contact with someone you don’t live with. If you are unable to get to soap and water for whatever reason, make sure you use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands.
On the occasion that you must be in contact with someone else, it is crucial that you keep at least six feet between you. At this distance, you should be far enough away to not be sprayed with potentially infectious droplets that come with a cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your face
Out in the world, we touch a variety of surfaces that could harbor a virus for up to days at a time. Make sure you avoid touching your nose, mouth, or eyes, as you risk potentially transferring the virus through these mediums.
Practice proper respiratory hygiene
Staying healthy isn’t just about keeping yourself healthy– it’s about protecting others too. Make sure you practice proper respiratory hygiene each time you cough or sneeze. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, and if you don’t have one at hand, use your inner elbow.
If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention
If you feel unwell, stay at home and tack care of yourself. However, if your symptoms become unmanageable and you have a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing together, seek medical attention. Call your doctor’s office to let them know you’re coming so they can take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.
If we all do what we can to stay healthy, we will get through this. Make sure you stay safe, stay hydrated, and stay positive. Know all this will come to an end.