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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Practical Yet Very Effective Ways To Avoid Coronavirus


The COVID-19 pandemic is taking the world by storm. It has taken a full swing and killed thousands of people around the globe, and because there's still no known cure or vaccine for it, people are taking drastic measures to avoid getting hit by this deadly disease.

The government is doing everything it can to limit the number of infections that may lead to death. They already shut down non-essential businesses and establishments and ordered the people to stay indoors (quarantine) as much as possible. 

We can do the following measures to avoid getting infected by COVID-19 and help flatten the curve once and for all.

Social Distancing

One of the best and proven effective measures to stop the spread of any type or kind of virus is social distancing.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were quick to advise the people to stay at least six feet apart from one another. Don't gather in groups or attend a large gathering of more than two people. Social distancing can save lives, and if we look back at history, social distancing is used in medieval times to fight the Black Death.

Avoid Common Areas

If you live in an apartment complex or a mobile home community, surely there are areas that you share with the other people living in the community. During this kind of time, it's best to avoid these places at all times. The community manager must shut down these places temporarily as a preventive measure.

Clean And Disinfect Your Home

Keep your kitchen and bathroom surfaces clean and disinfected at all times. Target high-touch items and surfaces such as doorknobs/handles, light switches, faucets, keyboards, remote controllers, and cellphones. 

Wash Your Hands Often

Much has been said about the importance of handwashing. Experts say that this is the easiest and one of the most effective way to prevent an infection. Here's how to wash your hands the right way, according to CDC.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

CDC also has a dedicated page for handwashing. Visit it at https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html for further info.

About the Author


Ron is the webmaster of Botsford Place Terrace Apartments and Cass Lake Front Apartments websites You can visit his blog for more tips and advice.

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