MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY
STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK – STAY HOME IF YOU’RE HEALTHY
If you’re feeling sick, be responsible and stay home – except to get medical attention. If you’re healthy it is still recommended you stay home to limit social contact since avoiding people who are sick is the best way to decrease the transmission of COVID-19.
PRACTICE GOOD HABITS
At times, the COVID-19 virus can seem staggering. It’s important to keep in mind that you can only control so much. The most effective way to decrease coronavirus risk are things you already know:
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
Avoid touching your face
SHOULD I WEAR A FACE MASK?
If you’ve been out of the house recently, you’ve probably noticed an increased number of people in face masks. Is this necessary? The CDC stresses in this article that you do not need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick. Additionally, you should only wear a mask if you are already sick and want to decrease the likelihood of getting others infected. Face masks may be in short supply and should be saved for caregivers.
MAKE ISOLATION FUN
With schools, gyms, and office closings you’re limited to either a supply run to the grocery store or simply being at home. For most, this has resulted in a feeling of being cut off from friends, family, and coworkers. Combat boredom by jumping into old passions and trying new activities. Maybe this is finally the time you’ve been looking for to re-organize that closet of yours.
LIMIT MEDIA EXPOSURE
It’s easy to succumb to the 24-hour news cycle and constant headlines of the coronavirus. Nonstop exposure can cause significant anxiety. The best way to reduce your anxiety surrounding the topic is to find a credible source and view on a limited schedule.
GATHER INFO FROM REPUTABLE SOURCES
Seeking information is a common way to confront frightening situations. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of false news circulating about the coronavirus. It is crucial to only pursue information from credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).