If one thing has been made clear in the past year and a half, it’s that COVID-19 is changing the way we live our lives.
Each of us are responsible for protecting ourselves and those around us by ensuring we reduce the spread of COVID. But what can we do as individuals?
Below are four essentials steps to stopping the spread of the virus.
One of the most important things you can do to stay safe from the virus is to wear a mask whenever you go out.
Wearing a mask can help reduce the risk of contracting COVID by 65%. Masks not only provide you an extra layer of protection from the virus, but they protect others in the event that you may have contracted the virus while not showing symptoms.
Remembering to put on a mask when you go out to the grocery store, restaurants, and even with friends will drastically reduce the chances of contracting or transmitting the virus.
There are a variety of masks including the KN95, disposable masks, and cloth masks. Each offers different levels of protection.
Keeping your distance from others can also help reduce the transmission of COVID.
COVID particles can linger in the air around the person, making it possible to contract COVID just by being nearby.
That’s why leaving at least six feet of space between yourself and others is important. It can reduce the spread of the virus by up to 90%, keeping you and those around you safe.
Try to also avoid crowded places as there is a higher chance of contracting and transmitting COVID with more people around you.
Sanitizing often is another great way to prevent the virus from spreading. Washing your hands regularly and using hand sanitizer kills the virus and reduces the chance of contracting COVID.
You want to make sure you sanitize after using high-touch surface areas such as door knobs, keyboards, and chair handles as these places are much more likely to contain germs and bacteria.
You also want to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after touching these “high-touch” surfaces to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. Wash your hands with sanitizer as soon as possible.
Getting the COVID vaccine in your area is another great way to provide you some protection from the virus.
It is recommended that everyone over 18 years old get vaccinated for COVID as there is a 95% efficacy in preventing yourself from getting the virus.
However, we highly recommend that you consult with your doctor before getting any COVID-19 vaccine to make sure that it’s right for you.
Staying safe during the pandemic is incredibly important to ensure that you and your family stays safe. That’s why we recommend wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and sanitizing often to drastically reduce the chance of contracting and transmitting COVID.
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