Even though the majority of the country has been ordered to stay home except for essential outings, like buying groceries, it’s still important to understand how to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This virus is complicated to pinpoint as it looks like many other illnesses that we’ve become more comfortable with, like the flu or even a common cold. While some people may actually become infected with COVID-19 and experience mild symptoms similar to a cold, other people may develop much more severe symptoms, and unfortunately, for some populations, the virus is deadly. Therefore, it is each citizen’s responsibility to stay safe from COVID-19 so they can also help stop the spread of the virus.
Protect Yourself from COVID-19
Some of these safety tips will be familiar to the advice we hear every fall as flu season approaches. However, some of these pointers may be new to you, and they are all highly important to remember during this outbreak.
Clean Your Hands
It’s important to clean your hands often. Think about cleaning your hands as something you should do between daily activities, like going to the bathroom, picking up your mail, preparing food, cleaning the house, etc. It might be annoying and hard to remember at first, but it will be your first line of defense against the virus. Clean your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to get rid of germs. When you do go out in public, like to the grocery store, try to clean or wipe your hands more often as you will touch more surfaces or products that may be carriers of germs.
Avoid Close Contact
It is recommended to stay at least 6 ft away from the next person when you are in a public place. This rule may be hard to remember and seem unnatural, but many stores have reminders and even markers on the floor to help you. Instead of getting annoyed with these regulations, think of it as a way to be respectful of other people and as an important step in staying healthy.
Clean & Disinfect
Another main factor in staying healthy is to clean and disinfect the surfaces in your home and also the products that come into your home. From the usual suspects like phones, toys, tables, and floors to the increase of delivery boxes, take extra care to wipe down surfaces that could carry the virus. The main way the virus is transmitted is through droplets in the air, however, there is a short lifespan for the virus to be carried on objects. In just a matter of minutes, you could easily touch a surface and then touch your face out of habit and run the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Job Searching During Social Distancing
Even though social distancing is the main factor in staying safe during the outbreak, job searching and interviews can still happen virtually. Don’t miss out on job opportunities because of COVID-19. If you’re in need of temporary work while you’ve been out of work, or need a full-time position, contact Contingent Resource Solutions for professional help to find the right job for you.