Are you doing you part to protect yourself and others from COVID-19? Though our services are as thorough as they are effective, there are precautions that you should take to optimize their results. Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, the CDC and Red Cross recommend doing the following:
- Stay home- The virus has a 2-14 day incubation period during which you wouldn’t exhibit symptoms but still be able to infect others. This is why staying home is key to help prevent further cases from occurring until those infected have been properly identified and cared for. There is simply no definitive way to know who has it and who doesn’t, especially considering the limited accessibility of testing.
- Practice good hygiene- Schedule times throughout the day to wash your hands regularly in addition to washing them after touching your face or being in public spaces.
- Hand sanitizing, though great when used in conjunction with washing your hands, is not meant to substitute it.
- Regularly disinfect surfaces
- Cover your mouth with a face cloth. This is intended to protect other people in case you are infected, NOT to work as a substitute for social distancing.
- Avoid crowding- If you can’t stay in the house, make sure to keep a least 6 feet of distance from others.
- Ventilate– Though the WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that transmission of COVID-19 is through, droplets, not airborne, it is still recommended to keep close quarters well ventilated, especially considering how little is still known about the virus.
- Stay educated: As you become more aware of how it can be transmitted, the better you can react accordingly and take your measures to stay safe.