Here are a few precautions you can do to prevent the spread of COVID19 (coronavirus).
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds to minimize infection risk. Try to do it as frequently as possible.
Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you touch a contaminated surface, coronavirus can get in through those areas.
Stay away from those who are coughing or sneezing because the particles they expel may contain disease and you may contract it.
Whether or not the other person shows symptoms or not, refrain from shaking hands.
Disinfect surfaces that are highly touched. Coronavirus can linger on these surfaces such as , countertops, and faucets. Use a spray disinfectant or bleach wipes to clean these surfaces daily. Make sure the surface is wet for 10 minutes so it effectively kills the virus.
The coronavirus is less mild and less painful than the flu. Do not worry too much if you get the coronavirus, but it is always wise to stay cautious.
Coronaviruses may transmit from animals to humans, so it's important to cook animal products thoroughly to kill any germs.
Don't share household items with the infected person. Coronavirus can linger on items like cups, plates, utensils, and towels. Use separate items for each member of the household while someone is sick.
Clothing, bedding, and towels can all hold coronavirus, so it's important to wash them thoroughly. Set your washing machine on the hottest setting and use the recommended amount of detergent.
Limit your contact with live animals to lower the risk of transmission. If you have to handle an animal, touch it as little as possible.
Stay home if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
If you can't wash your hands, use hand-sanatizer. This is especially the case on airplanes.
The coronavirus, like many other viruses, do not appear to survive very long on dry surfaces.
Public health officials say wearing face masks do not help prevent the disease. You should only wear masks if you are sick. Instead, they recommend social distancing as the best approach to preventing the disease.
Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get mucus or spit on your skin, clean it off right away.