The internet is filled with headlines, news, and articles about coronavirus, the global pandemic that has engulfed the whole world in its grasp. With more and more cases being reported every day, each individual should take effective and preventive measures in order to not only keep themselves safe but also those around them. The coronavirus is very contagious and has been spreading fast ever since its outbreak, it is important for us to self-quarantine so we slow the spread of this virus. The ultimate guide on this subject is the CDC so if you have any questions follow this link. Also every link in this article will send you to the CDC page that covers the subject we are talking about.
Here are some tips on self-quarantining to protect yourself and others from getting affected by the virus.
Stay Home If You Are Sick
One of the key requirements of self-quarantining is to stop yourself from going into public unless it is absolutely necessary. Try to stay at home as much as possible in order to limit contact with other people and public surfaces. Also if you are sick follow these CDC guidelines.
Maintain a Proper Hygiene Routine
This includes washing your hands regularly and don’t touch your face. This is most important if you have been in a public place. Make sure to cover your mouth when coughing, sneezing and then always wash your hands after. It is also a good idea to wash clothes after you have been in a public place. Here is the CDC guidelines on how to protect yourself.
Don’t Share Commonly Used Things with Other People
Consider the toothpaste, towels, clothes, utensils, drinking glasses, and dishes, try to avoid sharing any of these things with other people in your house. Not just that, but make sure to wash these items properly each time you use them.
Disinfect Surfaces around Your Home Regularly
According to research conducted on coronavirus, it is believed that it can easily survive on numerous surfaces for many hours. So, sanitize commonly used or touched surfaces in your home regularly. These surfaces include doorknobs, work stations, counters, phones, laptops, light fixtures, keyboards, etc to name a few. Here are the CDC guidelines on Disinfecting.
During this time it is best to stay home or if you go outside keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people. If you find yourself experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms, contact and consult your healthcare provider who can best advise you on what needs to be done. Till then, keep practicing social-distancing so we can do our part to slow the spread and keep everyone safer. For some other ideas you might want to check out our article on 25 Ideas to Combat Cabin Fever.