Updated: Feb 3, 2022
RED CROSS TIPS TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND PREVENT INFECTION
following common sense steps to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
To the extent possible, avoid touching commonly used surfaces in public places like elevator buttons, door handles and handrails and avoid handshaking with people. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Clean and sanitize the steering wheel and door handles of your car.
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings whether at home or at a healthcare facility. Mobile Detailers Inc an uses an EPA registered disinfectant to completely clean your vehicle
GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD READY
There are things you can do right now to be ready for any emergency, and many of these same tips will help you prepare as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve in the U.S.
Have a supply of food staples and household supplies like laundry detergent and bathroom items, and diapers if you have small children.
Check to make sure you have at least a 30-day supply of your prescription medications, and have other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes and vitamins.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
Know how your local public health agency will share information in your community and stay informed.
Learn how your children’s school or daycare, and your workplace will handle a possible outbreak. Create a plan in the event of any closings, event cancellations or postponements.
If you care for older adults or children, plan and prepare for caring for them, should they or you become sick.
Help family members and neighbors get prepared and share the safety messaging with those who may not have access to it.
Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
According to the CDC, patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the disease or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the disease.
Note: Use common sense protocols and stay safe by following science-based information from your local and national public safety officials. Mobile Detailers Inc's #1 priority is your safety and well being.