Coronavirus has Reached the US: Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Published on 03/15/2020

The COVID-19 has made its way into the US. While there’s no cure for the virus just yet, there are certain things we can all do to avoid its spread.

Not Touching Your Face

If you can only take one thing away from this article, let it be this: do not touch your face. The COVID-19 can last on hard surfaces for hours, maybe even days, after landing there.

Touching things like doorknobs, cash, or even cellphone screens is unavoidable. But you can still decrease chances of exposure by avoiding contact with your face- especially eyes, mouth, and nose.

Washing Your Hands

We’re not talking about just splashing water on your hands. We’re talking about soap, water, and some serious scrubbing. This means washing between the fingers and scrubbing at least for twenty seconds.

Avoiding Raw Animal Products

Uncooked food that has not been handled correctly can lead to a sea of problems, including the spread of unwanted viruses. To avoid this situation as best you can, we recommend not handing these products altogether. Perhaps now is not the time for a make-your-own-sushi-party.


Staying Attentive to Your Symptoms

The early symptoms of the COVID-19 are not unlike those of the common cold. While a little bit of sniffling and some impromptu coughing may not seem harmful when they first occur, it’s important to note that they may be symptoms of the COVID-19. If you experience any of these symptoms, make sure to contact health experts as soon as possible. This will help keep you and others safe.

Final Words

You can never be too careful. Staying clean is always important. But it’s doubly so when you have a virus roaming around and no way yet to treat it. Stay safe, people! And remember—while staying connected is fun, we don’t want the COVID-19 to be our main form of global contact. Let’s stick to social media, shall we?

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