The best way to cure Covid is to not contract it to begin with! As we await a Covid-19 vaccine and as the information on the virus continues to grow, the Cleveland Clinic gives us four simple tips to avoid catching coronavirus.
1. Wear a mask
When in public, wear a mask. This helps reduce the spread of Covid and protect those around you, by reducing the droplets and virus particles that an infected individual breaths out of their mouth and nose. The more people who wear masks, the relatively more safe you will be!
2. Practice social distancing
Stay 6 feet away from other people. Avoid confined spaces with little ventilation, as the virus may be accumulating in the stagnant air around you. This is a key step to avoid getting Covid.
3. Wash your hands
Remembering to wash your hands or use sanitizer after going outside, touching surfaces, or touching others is vital to protect yourself from Covid-19. Your hands touch your face which fast-tracks the internalization of the virus. This is simple yet incredibly important!
4. Take that sick day
Although many people are working from home, it is important to stay home if you have any one of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath and potentially loss of taste or smell. You may not have Covid, but it is better to be safe than sorry. This is for the benefit of both you and your workmates.
Stay strong with these key tips to avoid catching Covid-19
Follow these four tips and you are much less likely to contract Covid-19: wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and take that sick day! In fact, these tips can help decrease your chances of contracting most illnesses.
Questions about Covid-19 safety to discuss on Ohlelo:
- What do other experts say about preventing the spread of Covid-19?
- How can you build these tips into consistent habits?
- Is it realistic to maintain social distancing?
- How can you convince others to follow healthy Covid habits?