Are you concerned about Covid-19 spreading at home or work? This article should be of great help.
Now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, no one should consider themselves totally safe from the Covid-19. It’s not long before the novel coronavirus makes its way to your region too. It’s in the best interest of everyone that you follow these preventive steps to stay safe at home or work:
Wash Your Hands Often
Whether you’re at home or work, frequently wash your hands with water and soap for around 20 seconds and keep using hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol. Make sure your family and colleagues do the same.
If not for yourself, do it for the well-being of your loved ones. While it sounds practical at the workplace, distancing yourself from your family can be extremely difficult. However, during this time, you really need to avoid making contact. As bad as it sounds, negligence in this regard is punishable by death.
Wear a Face Mask
Don’t leave your home without wearing a surgical mask, which should effectively protect you when people are around. While you shouldn’t unnecessarily visit a medical facility these days, if you had to visit one, wearing a face mask is a must. The same is recommended when going to work or looking after an infected patient at home.
Having occasional coughs and sneezes doesn’t mean you’re infected, but you should carry tissues with you wherever you are so as to cover your sneezes and coughs. Afterward, throw the tissues in the trash. More importantly, don’t forget to clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces
Purchase disinfectants and also carry them to work. Keep disinfecting surfaces and objects that are touched often such as keyboards, smartphones, switchboards, doorknobs, countertops, sofa surfaces, laptops, and so on.
Avoid Sharing Personal Items
Both at home and work, stop sharing personal items such as drinking glasses, dishes, cups, other eating utensils, towels, and sheets with others. Also, keep your house and workspace clean.
Monitor Your Health Closely
If the Covid-19 has already reached your state, start monitoring your health closely. Many infected people were surprised when they tested positive because they never came into contact with an infected person.
Despite taking precautions, if you start getting sick, stop going to work and contact your healthcare provider to book an appointment. This should allow them to take the necessary measures to prevent others from getting infected. When you’re sick, do your best to stay hydrated and take rest. If, at any time, at home or work, the symptoms get severe and you face issues in breathing, call 911 immediately and let them know of your condition.
Cleaning your home can help maintain hygiene at home.