How do I prepare for the Corona Virus?

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Lots of our clients are emailing about how to prepare the home and workplace for the Corona Virus? We did some digging and came across a great article by New York Times! We wanted to share a few great take-aways from the article with you that we totally agree with.

Coronavirus cases continued to be confirmed in the United States. By following some basic steps, you can help reduce your risk, and do your part to protect others, if your community is affected.

Here's what you can do:

  1. Keep your hands clean, and keep your distance from sick people

  2. Stay home if you are sick

  3. Unless you are already infected, face masks won’t help

  4. Stock up on home supplies, medicine and resources

  5. Prepare your family, and communicate your plan

  6. With children, keep calm and carry on — and get the flu shot

  7. Concerned about the stock market? Take a deep breath.

Keep your hands clean, and keep your distance from sick people

It’s worth repeating, over and over again: wash your hands. Wet your hands with clean running water and then lather them with soap; don’t miss the backs of your hands, between your fingers or under your nails. Make sure to scrub for at least 20 seconds (or about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice), and dry them with a clean towel or let them air dry.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which should be rubbed in for about 20 seconds, can also work, but the gel must contain at least 60 percent alcohol.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands (tough one, we know).

Meanwhile, if someone else is showing flu- or cold-like symptoms, try to stay six feet away. If that’s not possible, even a little distancing is helpful, according to experts, as the virus seems to spread through droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze.

Sneezing or coughing yourself? Direct it into your elbow so as to avoid leaving germs on your hands, which can then quickly spread to other surfaces. Other ways to be smart include using the “Ebola handshake,” where you greet others with elbow bumps, and pushing elevator buttons with a knuckle instead of a fingertip.

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