Your Guide to Navigating the Covid-19 Outbreak
Schools, businesses, restaurants, gyms, museums, and other public places across the United States have closed down this month in an attempt to try and contain Covid-19 and help to stop the spread of the virus.
Most people aren’t used to spending all of their time at home, so whether you live alone, with a partner, with your family, or roommates– you might be feeling a little unsure.
During this unprecedented and scary time, we understand it can be hard to stay grounded and know what to do. Additionally, your mental and physical health can suffer if you don’t take proper care of yourself and your family. There are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re staying healthy, safe, and entertained during the quarantine period.
Whether you’re working remotely from home, or you’re just trying to stay connected with your loved ones, the Zoom app is a total game-changer.
Zoom is a video conferencing app that works for Android, iOS, PC, and Mac. It offers a basic free plan that hosts up to 100 participants, as well as options for small and medium business teams and large enterprises. Up to 1,000 users can participate in a single Zoom video call, and 49 videos can appear on the screen at once. Zoom is also temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free basic accounts for schools affected by the coronavirus, giving students and K-12 schools free access. Click here to download it.
Get Your Groceries Delivered
One of the key ways to staying healthy during this pandemic is to stay at home as much as possible. Since we all need to eat, delivery services greatly reduce your chances of getting sick.
Instacart is a wonderful option. Visit their website to learn more about it. If you’d prefer to pick-up your groceries, Walmart offers a pick-up service where your order is brought directly to your car– for free!
Whenever your mental and/or physical health is at risk, it’s important to exercise! Whether you take a bike ride, do a remote yoga class, or just take your dog for a walk, getting your endorphins moving is the key to helping you survive the quarantine period.
Like to read but you’re racking up a big bill doing it? We’d like to introduce you to one of the best-kept secrets on the internet. It’s called Z Library and it has millions and millions of books for you to choose from and download– all for free!
Take Proper Precautions
While the introverts are enjoying their time away from large crowds, we know it’s not realistic to avoid going out entirely. If you have to leave your house for an essential job or a grocery run, make sure you’re following the CDC’s guidelines on keeping yourself safe from Covid-19. The following steps are essential for staying healthy.
– Clean your hands often.
Wash them often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Also try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact.
Stay home as much as possible and if you can’t, make sure you’re putting a six-foot distance between yourself and other people. It’s important to remember that some people without symptoms can still spread the virus.
Keeping your distance from others is especially important for people who are at a higher risk of getting sick.
-Cover your face and nose.
Even if you don’t feel like you have Covid-19, you should always wear a cloth face cover in public. Don’t place cloth coverings on children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious/incapacitated. Make sure you continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
-Cover coughs and sneezes.
If you’re in a private setting and don’t have on your cloth face covering, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. You can also use the inside of your elbow. Additionally, make sure to throw away any used tissues in the trash and wash your hands.
-Clean and disinfect.
It’s important that you always clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
We hope you’ve learned some valuable information about the Covid-19. For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. If we work together, we can help to stop the spread of the virus.
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