How to protect yourself from covid-19

Covid-19 spread over the world since last year, it is very important to know how to protect yourself and your family during this special period. Covid-19 is spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other. People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. This is the main reason why it is very hard to control. If people who are infected don’t know he/she is infected and still keep the normal activities, other people who have close contact with them is very easy to get infected. Knowing the ways of protect ourselves are essential for everyone during the tough time. Here are some tips to slow down the spread and keep yourself and others safe from covid-19.

Wear a mask

mask

This is the most important part and the most effective way of keeping yourself save from pandemic. Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. Everyone 2 years and older should wear masks in public. The appropriate use, storage and cleaning or disposal are essential to make masks as effective as possible.

Here is the correct way of using a mask.Clean your hands before you put your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time. Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head. Make sure it covers your nose, mouth and chin without gaps.  If you are using cloth mask, when you take off the mask, store it in a clean plastic bag and wash it every day. If you use a disposable medical mask, dispose it in a trash bin after every 4 hours of use. If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spread to others. Last but not least, when you choose the mask, keep in mind that make sure the mask allows you to breathe easily and without restriction.

Besides mask, other PPE products like disposable gloves, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer are also necessary for protection purpose.

Stay 6 feet away from others

social distance

Keep social distance is essential for stop the spread of virus. When you go to outside, keep at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. Keep in mind that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Keeping social distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick such as senior and youth.  Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces. The risks of getting infected are higher in crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces. These environments are where the virus appears to spread by respiratory droplets or aerosols more efficiently, so taking precautions is even more important. Don’t forget to wash your hand often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

Get Vaccinated

vaccine

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. You should get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you. It helps to keep you and your family safe.

In conclusion, always wear mask when go to public area, keep social distance, wash your hands frequently and get vaccinated when possible are the best ways to protect yourself and others from covid-19. Let’s stay safe together during this special period.   

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