Preparing For COVID-19
Posted March 17th, 2020.
The new coronavirus has taken the nation, and the world, by storm. Fortunately, the United States does not yet have the virus as bad as certain other countries around the world. Even better news, we can actually ensure it stays that way by taking various precautions and preparations. Some of the things you and your family should do to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus are as follows:
- Wash your hands regularly, and when you do, wash them for at least 20 seconds at a time, especially after being in public. Warm, soapy water is key. Additionally, if you were able to get hand sanitizer, ensure you stock up on that as well. Hand sanitizer works to kill viral germs.
- Practice social distancing, which involves staying at least three feet away from everyone you come in contact with. Additionally, in many cases, people are self-quarantining, which involves simply staying home and working remotely, if at all possible.
- Do not cough or sneeze into the open air. The virus spreads by droplets, which means if you are infected with the virus and sneeze in public, you may transmit the virus to others without knowing it. That is why it is always best to cough into your elbow. Additionally, after going out in public, ensure you do not touch your hands or face, as the virus can enter your eyes, nose or mouth that way.
- Some of the coronavirus symptoms include shortness of breath, pneumonia, sore throat, runny nose, fever, or a dry cough. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, ensure you call your local health authority as soon as possible. This helps ensure you follow proper protocol and do not spread the virus further.
Though the idea of a viral outbreak is frightening to many, the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick would like to remind everyone that as long as we keep a positive attitude and take precautions, we will get past it.