How To Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus

protect yourself from the coronavirus

The infection and death toll surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) keeps climbing every day, unfortunately. After Brazil confirmed a positive case, the coronavirus has now reached every continent except Antarctica. It would be dishonest to say people are not scared. The global financial markets are spooked. They have been falling for the past several days, and masks are flying off the shelves. However, instead of being fearful, learn how to protect yourself from the coronavirus.

Avoid Close Contact With People

When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. It may be best to avoid close contact with people in general as the coronavirus spreads through droplets in the air.

Stay Home When You Are Sick

You will help prevent others from additional exposure to illness-causing germs and bacteria.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose

When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose. A tissue may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Courtesy of Johns Hopkins The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering has launched an online dashboard to track the coronavirus around the world.

Clean Your Hands

Regularly washing your hands will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoiding Touching Your Face

Germs can be spread when a person touches something this is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

There is a lot of misinformation spreading about the coronavirus, but it is best to do your research! The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the best resources for accurate information. The CDC also provides a fact sheet: What you need to know about 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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