COVID-19 Updates

How to Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Wash Your Hands Often

 

We’ve all heard by now that especially at this time, it is vital that we wash our hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds, but not everyone has been doing it correctly. According to an article published by The New York Times, experts have stated that when touching a wet faucet to turn it off after washing your hands, it will cause the germs that are on the surface of the faucet to come in contact with your hands. The best way to prevent this from happening is by using the paper towel that you already used to dry off your hands to turn the faucet off. Another mistake that individuals make is that their hands are not dried off completely when they’re done washing; it’s important that your hands aren’t damp because germs will spread about 1,000 times more than when your hands are dry. 

 

 

Avoid Touching Your Face

 

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, and the virus can be entered through various parts of the face, such as your nose, eyes, and mouth. A contaminated finger that may have been in contact with the virus and then onto your face can result in the virus finding a human cell and flooding the body with the virus and have the potential to destroy the lungs and kidneys. If absolutely needed, use a tissue to create a barrier between your hand and face. 

 

 

Self-Quarantine

 

As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent across the globe, it is vital that people stay home if it’s not essential to leave. Even though it may not be the most thrilling experience to be locked away from the outside world and be staying under the same roof everyday, this will prevent you from getting in contact with the virus through your hair, skin, and clothing and risking the chance of spreading the virus to those who live with you. The focus of self-quarantining is to not only prevent yourself and others from being exposed to the virus, but to also allow adequate accommodation for those who are currently in hospitals to receive thorough treatment and successfully recover. 

* Practice good ways to keep yourself safe and healthy from COVID-19. Remember, we’re all in this together.   

 

By Joylyn Gong

 

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