With more than 2,000 confirmed cases in the US, we must review and know the Dos and Don’ts for COVID-19!
– Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day.
– Learn the symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
– Consider taking extra precautions and staying out of public places if you’re over 60 years old, or have a chronic condition such as heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, or diabetes.
– Practice “social distancing”: Avoid crowds in poorly-ventilated spaces, and try to stay at three to six feet away from anyone who’s coughing or sneezing.
– Prioritize your health. Now is not the time to stay up all night, skip workouts, or ignore a healthy diet—this can weaken your immune system.
– Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can help it enter your body.
– Reach for antibiotics. If you happen to have some lying around from a previous illness, you may be tempted. But antibiotics work only on illnesses caused by bacteria, and the coronavirus is — you guessed it — a virus.
– Travel if it is not essential. It increases the risk.
– Panic. At this point, public health officials still say the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is low and following precautions will help.