While there are many things about COVID-19 that we still don’t know, there are a number of precautions that have proven successful in reducing the spread of the coronavirus so far. By making a few simple changes to our daily routines, we can help flatten the curve and keep our friends, family, and people in our Wolcott community safe and healthy.
Sanitize Your Hands
If you go out in public and touch things that are frequently touched by others, like door handles, shopping carts, elevator buttons, or gas pumps, avoid touching your face and wash your hands as soon as possible. Scrubbing your hands for 20 seconds with liquid or bar soap destroys viruses like the coronavirus. If you can’t get to a sink, using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% isopropyl alcohol works well too. If you decide to wear gloves, remove and dispose of them before touching things like your phone, keys, or steering wheel.
Wear a Mask
Many essential establishments like grocery stores are strongly suggesting or requiring patrons to wear some kind of face covering to reduce the distance that the airborne virus can travel. When everyone in a populated area wears a mask, it can significantly reduce the number of germs that are spread. Face masks don’t have to be fancy either; simply tying a bandana or part of an old T-shirt so that it covers your nose and mouth is better than nothing. Be sure to wash your mask after every use.
Socially Distance Yourself
Physically distancing yourself from anyone you don’t live with can prevent their germs from reaching you and vice versa. When you do go out in public, try to keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and the people around you. Coughs and sneezes can travel farther than six feet, so it’s also a good idea to cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, in addition to wearing a mask. These will help prevent the transfer of infected airborne particles to others. Anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay quarantined at home except to visit the doctor.
Credible COVID-19 Resources
Check out this blog post to discover reputable websites that can help you and your family during this time of uncertainty!
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