Coronavirus is being tracked down by many global health care agencies, companies, individuals and pretty much everyone. Well, there are a plethora of reasons to do so, with the evolving outbreak of COVID-19 everyone is in stress. Millions of people all around the world want to know what they can do now to save their families and themselves. Keep reading to find out everyday health safety and preparedness steps to take.
Prevention is Best Cure
Following is list of some common steps that well all can take and prevent getting infected: –
- Flu Vaccine: If not already done, it is high time to get your flu vaccine.
- Try to avoid meeting people who are sick
- Avoid going to public places, work, school, etc, if you are sick.
- During coughing and sneezing, properly cover your mouth and nose
- Keep your hands clean, and avoid touching your nose and mouth area. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and use soap. If soap is not available then you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes
- Try to get plenty of sleep, manage your stress, practice good habits and drink lot of water
- Make sure to disinfect your premises daily, clean doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, bathrooms sinks, counters, and other commonly touched places.
- Use facemasks, as per CDC people who are healthy need not wear masks, only people who are ill should wear masks to prevent the spread of disease to others.
- Use facemask if you are a health worker and if you work as caretaker of someone who is ill.
Prepare Your Home
To be honest, there are a plethora of things to be prepared for but now is not a time to panic. Here are some tips that will help get prepared for any emergency.
- Build a supply of food and household supplies, for example, bathrooms items, diapers, dog food, and items of daily needs.
- Try to keep at least a 30-day supply of your prescription medication. Make sure to have a small medical kit ready with pain reliever, stomach remedies, and cold medicines. If possible, also stock some vitamins and electrolytes.
- Keep yourself updated with latest news and information (but don’t over-read everything)
- Communicate with your children about COVID-19, ask them to wash their hands regularly
- People with elderly parents and relative should plan a place for caring them in case they fall ill
- Share information with neighbors and help them to get prepared
COVID- 19 Symptoms
As per reported cases, people infected with COVID-19 have reportedly mild to severe respiratory illness. Some symptoms take time to appear and after 2-14 days after exposure, patients might feel feverish, cough and shortness of breath. In case, you or anyone near you shows similar symptoms then it highly recommended to call your healthcare professional. Stay healthy and stay safe.