By Peter Manley
Only a few months ago, life was seemingly normal. 2020 marked the start of not only a new year but a new decade as well. And with that, of course, comes new opportunities. However, as you very well know, the coronavirus pandemic entered the picture a few months ago and put a halt to normal everyday life. In fact, many countries are now banning travel, demanding businesses to close indefinitely, and requesting that people self-quarantine in their homes.
These are trying times for sure, but there is still hope. As long as we all take this matter seriously, practice safety measures, and educate others around us, we’ll be able to fight off the coronavirus in no time. To help in that process, we’ve provided a list of ways to prevent yourself from being infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Let’s dig in.
1. Wash Your Hands Often
In general, we use our hands to perform most tasks throughout the day. This, of course, means that they are exposed to harmful bacteria and viruses the most. As a safe measure, wash your hands, thoroughly and often with soap and water. Aim to wash them for 20 seconds each time you do.
2. Practice Health Social Distancing
Did you know that a cough can spread germs and viruses more than three feet away? Because of this, it’s important that you keep your distance from others as much as possible. As a general rule of thumb, keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. With self-quarantine being the standard issue for many countries at this point, making your home more fun and enjoyable to be in can work wonders. To make your bed your new favorite place to be, give our Privacy Pop bed tents a try. The bed tent turns your otherwise ordinary bed into a relaxing personal space for sleep, meditation, reading a book, or just lounging around.
3. Avoid Touching Your Face
Your eyes, nose, and mouth are all easy pathways for a virus to enter into your body and cause infection and illness. Especially when you’re out and about, try to avoid touching your face as much as possible. Doing this in addition to washing your hands will ensure that you’re not putting yourself at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
4. Cover Your Mouth
Whenever you sneeze or cough, that is an easy way to spread germs––and potentially the virus––to others nearby. To prevent germs from spreading, practicing good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth with your hands, a tissue, or your elbow when you sneeze or cough. Be sure to clean your hands afterward.
5. Seek Medical Advice From Home
If you suspect that you may have some of the symptoms of coronavirus, it’s best to consult with a health care provider rather than ignoring it. However, don’t visit the care center in person. Please contact your health care provider first to inform them of the situation. They will be able to guide you on what to do thereafter in a way that protects yourself and the well-being of others.