There are a number of ways to avoid catching Coronavirus and ways to stop it from spreading even if you do become ill, Prevent your family, How to prevent the spread? – Coronavirus Safety Measures.
There are many commonsense measures you can take to keep yourself and your family safe.
If you have a trip planned, consider rescheduling. If you can’t avoid it, practice good hygiene on the flights and during your stay. This includes avoiding crowded places, especially open-air markets and food stalls. Avoid all live animals in the marketplace.
Be vigilant about what you touch and don’t touch. For example, if you are traveling on public transportation and have to touch a pole, do not touch your face, especially not the area around your mouth, and do not eat with that hand until you have been able to wash it.
Use your non-dominant hand, and perhaps only certain fingers from it, such as thumb and ring finger, to hold on, so there is less danger of you touching your face, mouth, etc with those fingers
Maintain hand hygiene at all times
Handwashing frequently, using warm soap and water, particularly after using the restroom, will protect you, and protect others in the event that you do become ill.
The CDC recommends that you wash your hands for the length of time that it takes to hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice all the way through.
This can be a fun way to motivate children to wash their hands. It can also be a good reminder to you if you tend to rush through the chore or do it ‘automatically’ without much thought. Prevent your family
Cleanliness is the enemy of germiness
In any area you have control over, such as your desk and office, try to keep it as clean as possible. PureGreen24 is safe for most surfaces and is gentle on the environment. It will kill even MRSA and norovirus.
The most familiar and common products are from the Clorox(TM) brand, including bleach and sanitizing wipes.
Wiping down surfaces with a bleach-based solution or wipe helps prevent the spread of many germs. Just check to see how long you are supposed to leave it on before wiping—it can be as long as 15 minutes in some cases.
An active virus can be active on inanimate surfaces like doorknobs, handrails on stairs and escalators, elevator buttons, telephones and more, for hours or even after it has been touched by a sick person.
We are not suggesting your go all obsessive-compulsive like Monk, but having a ready supply of wipes can help keep things germ-free!In your home, Clorox bleach diluted to a 5.25% solution is effective.
Use paper towels for wiping down surfaces to avoid having contaminated cloths or sponges around the house. Clorox wipes are also a good choice because they can be thrown away and pose less risk of spilled or splashed bleach, a real danger if you have small children or pets around the house and/or don’t want to risk ruining your clothes if you come into contact with the edge of the counters.
Wash all fruits and vegetables. Cook all food thoroughly. You might even wish to avoid restaurants, salad bars, and takeaway until the current outbreak subsides.
If one of the members of your household becomes ill, there are a number of strategies that can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. And if you become ill, it is your responsibility to do as much as you can to stop others from becoming sick. Stopping the spread means an end to the outbreak—everyone needs to do their part.
Quarantine people in your home
If one of your family members becomes ill with Coronavirus, quarantine them as much as possible from people and pets.
Care for them and clean up after them using surgical disposable rubber gloves, which you should wash as you would your own hands after you have used them before taking them off.
Keep all buckets, basins, and bins clean and disinfected with bleach. Consider using paper towels, disposable cleaning cloths, disposable Swiffer mop heads to which you have added diluted bleach, and so on, so that everything goes in the trash and is not hanging around the house and possibly causing the spread of germs.
Avoid reusing sponges and other absorbent materials and definitely do not use them from the surface to surface (toilet, then sink, for example) or room to room (bathroom, then the kitchen, for example).
If you are sick yourself, do NOT try to care for others or cook for them. You will be contagious for several days even after your symptoms have disappeared.
By washing your hands correctly, you can prevent any particles from spreading onto surfaces. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after changing diapers, washing dishes and other utensils that may have been contaminated, or cleaning in an area that may have been contaminated. (Use gloves if at all possible.)Wash your hands thoroughly after handling dog food and water bowls, pooper scoopers and so on.
Also, wash your hands before as well as after you pet your dog.If you can, avoid going into work. If you have to go into your workplace, then be careful at all times about what you touch, your coughing, sneezing, and so on.Even if no one in the house is showing signs, discourage your children, especially daughters, from sharing clothes or makeup or going on sleepovers.
In particular, be careful of items like lip gloss or lip balm. Even if they do not share it or put it directly on their lips in stick form, they might apply it with a potentially contaminated finger.Do not share towels, or washcloths. Change pillowcases often.
Take care with the contaminated laundry to prevent the spread of infection
Handling any laundry with care can be a crucial element in limiting the spread of Coronavirus and other illnesses.
Any contaminated item can all be a source of infection for others.
If you or your child are sick on clothes and bedding, take care when handling them, and handle them as little as possible. Wear rubber gloves if at all possible. Do not shake out the wash or throw it on the floor. Put it in a laundry basket or bag, then straight into the machine. Then wash the basket or bag.
As the illness progresses, continue to do the laundry often. Be careful with reusing pillowcases and towels in particular and be sure no one in the house can share these items, especially towels, by accident.
As you or your family member is recovering, still wash these items often to prevent the potential spread of the disease until the person is no longer contagious.
A– Doing the Laundry at HomeTake the laundry straight to your washing machine as soon as you can to avoid scattering virus particles to any other areas of your home.
When doing the laundry, use the normal amount of detergent, but wash using the highest water temperature available. If washing whites, by all means, use chlorine bleach to help kill germs.
When the wash cycle is finished, the machine dries the clothes to further improve the chances of killing off viruses.
Do NOT throw the soiled items of a sick person into the hamper with your other wash. Do not put it in any cloth laundry hamper. Wash any plastic laundry basket you might have used with bleach.
You might also wish to wipe down the inside of your washing machine and dryer with a bleach solution after washing the clothes.
Doing Laundry in a Shared Public Laundry facility if you do not own a washing machine and need to take any soiled clothes and bedding to a shared public laundry facility, such as in your building or at a local launderette in your neighborhood, bring them in a plastic bag, which you should throw away.
Do NOT use your regular laundry bag unless you are prepared to throw it in the washer and dryer as well. Bring a spare plastic bag to bring the items home. Do NOT leave them for a service wash and risk other people handling them and becoming ill.
While at the launderette, handle the items with extreme care. Do not shake out the items, because this could scatter virus particles all over the area. Just bundle the items straight into the machine and wash and dry them on the highest settings. Wash your hands afterward placing the items in the machine.
We recommend you keep up this safe laundry washing protocol for at least a week after anyone in the household has been ill with the virus since they can still be infectious even after the worst of the symptoms have subsided. Remember, there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection (as there is with flu) and no drug to treat it. Prevent your family .