Tips on Preventing COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and has deeply impacted our nation, but there’s some good news underneath it all: COVID-19 is easy to prevent with simple measures. 

Consider these hints and tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself from exposure to the virus.

Keep Your Distance. 

Every time someone coughs or sneezes, they send small, liquid droplets from their nose and mouth into the air. If you stand too close to another person and unknowingly inhale those droplets, you could contract the virus. Social distancing prevents this issue. 

Travel with Clorox Wipes and Hand Sanitizer.

A person infected with COVID-19 may leave traces of the coronavirus on a door handle, keyboard, or shopping cart. Protect yourself from this invisible enemy by using Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer before and after touching any common, shared surface. 

Wash Your Hands Regularly.

If you do accidentally touch your face, regular hand washing will minimize the threat to your health. Washing kills the viruses lingering on your skin and prevents any chances that you’ll spread the disease to others during contact. 

Run Errands During Off-Peak Hours.

It’s easiest to achieve social distancing and reduce person-to-person contact when you run essential errands during off-peak times. This has become more challenging as grocery stores and banks cut their hours, but it’s still possible to run errands when the least number of people are present. 

Keep Your Immune System Strong.

Your immune system is responsible for shielding your body from the virus if it does enter your body. The stronger your immune system, the easier you can avoid COVID-19 or recover from the virus without serious complications. 

Try to stick to a sleep schedule, eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and manage your stress. A bit of precaution can go a long way to keeping you safe in these uncertain times. 

Contact AFC Urgent Care for the help, support, and medical care you need to take care of your health.