It has been two years since the COVID-19 outbreak halted our normal daily routines. With the start of the pandemic, there has been a lot of information circulating the internet and news on how to keep you and your family safe during the pandemic. Some of these information is indeed correct, but there are some that are fake. With this being said, we’ve listed for you a few do’s and don’ts to help you protect yourself and the people you love from the COVID-19 virus.
Stay at Home (as much as possible)
Staying at home is one of the best ways to keep yourself protected against the virus since you’re not exposing yourself to a lot of people. If you can, work from home, but if you’re not able to work from home or if your job requires you to go on-site, then don’t forget to follow all the safety protocols.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
Washing your hands frequently with anti-bacterial soap will lessen the chances of you getting infected. This is because our hands touch almost everything dirty and germy — using our unwashed hands to touch our face, mouth, nose, and eyes will increase the chances of infection. So, to prevent this, wash your hands as frequently as you can or you can also use alcohol to disinfect your hands if washing areas are unavailable.
Wear Your Mask and Social Distance
When going out to get groceries or run errands during the pandemic, you should be wearing your mask and social distance. This has become a common etiquette since the start of the pandemic. By wearing your mask and social distancing, you’re not only protecting yourself but also the peopl around you.
Sanitize and Disinfect Everything
Always sanitize and disinfect your home regularly, especially high-touch surfaces such as counter tops since you might be carrying germs with your hands and transferring it to the surface or object.
If You’re Sick or Feeling Sick, STAY AT HOME!
And lastly, if you’re sick or even just feeling sick, stay at home! Inform your boss if you’re unable to report to work. This will highly benefit you and other people since you’re not spreading any virus and you’re able to rest at home.
Drinking Bleach or any Cleaning Products
Drinking bleach or any cleaning products in general will not “kill” the virus. You’re propbably only going to make it worse if you do so since bleach and other cleaning products are highly toxic when ingested. So save you and your doctors time by not drinking toxic products.
Visiting Family and Friends When You’re Sick or Feeling Sick
If you’re sick or feeling sick, never ever expose yourself to other people since they may get sick too. So, when you’re sick, ensure that you quarantine yourself in your home to avoid any more infections.
Going to Very Crowded Areas
Don’t go to very crowded areas since you don’t know which individuals are sick or has COVID-19. But if you really need to go to a crowded area, make sure to wear a mask and disinfect your hands frequently.
It is a hard time for everyone, so make it easier by being informed of the do’s and don’ts. Stay connected with friends and family via apps you can download. Try out new hobbies to keep you occupied. And of course, stay safe!