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Prevention Methods for COVID-19

WHO, CDC provide basic guidelines to prevent spread of coronavirus

March 18, 2020

With the influx of cases and concerns of the spread of the coronavirus, it’s good to remember some reminders that will not only help you, but others as well. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have explained that COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, meaning between people who are in close contact with each other. This is why they are urging everyone to practice social distancing. It is strongly advised to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. President Donald Trump has also strongly urged that Americans limit gatherings to 10 people or less. Is a party really worth the chance of getting or spreading the coronavirus?

Although washing your hands sounds easy and mundane, because we are on high alert, we need to be washing our hands even more than before. If we don’t know the last time we washed our hands, it’s been too long!

 We need to avoid touching our faces, noses and mouths, because we could have viruses on our hands, and when we touch our faces, we would be essentially spreading them to ourselves.

The CDC has also instructed to “use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if you aren’t in close proximity to water and soap.” 

If you feel sick, please stay home! Then, contact your doctor as soon as possible so that you can get tested and prevent anyone else from getting sick. If you are sick, wear a face mask, which helps prevent transmission of the virus to others.

Last but not least, clean and disinfect things you use daily. Viruses spread more easily in shared, cluttered spaces. If we keep our homes clean and disinfected, we have a lower chance of getting the coronavirus.

 Stay safe, and remember to wash your hands!

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