How to protect your home from the Corona virus

To date, public health officials have reported millions of cases of coronavirus, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

This situation has caused many people around the world to feel anxious about infection, and social media and public forums abound with questions about how to keep Corona away.

We all strive to protect our families and homes from this virus, so in this article we will give you a set of tips to protect your homes from the Corona virus.

Create an appropriate plan to protect your home

Create a home action plan to help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of Coronavirus in your community:

Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan, and discuss what to do if the COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.

Plan ways to care for those who may be at greater risk of serious complications, especially the elderly and those with severe chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease.

Make sure they have medication and supplies enough for several weeks in case they need to stay home for long periods of time.

Get to know your neighbors and find out if your neighborhood has a website or social media page to stay in touch.

Create a list of local organizations that you and your family can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.

Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbors, van drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, local public health department, and other community resources.

Should I use soap and water or hand sanitizer?

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. going to the bathroom; And before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

What cleaning materials should I use to protect my home from Corona virus?

The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. These measures are part of the daily preventive measures that individuals can take to slow the spread of respiratory diseases such as the Coronavirus.

When washing hands, you can use regular soap or anti-bacterial soap. Regular soap is just as effective as antibacterial soap in removing germs.

If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based, FDA-approved hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC discourages the production and use of household hand sanitizer products due to concerns about the correct use of ingredients and the need to work under sterile conditions to make the product.

Do not use hand sanitizer to disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.

What should I do if a member of my family is infected with the Coronavirus?

Most of the people who have contracted the Coronavirus will be able to recover at home. But attention must be paid by the rest of the individuals present at home, attention to some things so that they do not transmit the infection to them, including:

Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

Home members should seek ambulance or medical care when one of these symptoms appears on the patient:

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. Constant pain or pressure in the chest
  3. Bluish lips or face

This list is not exhaustive so please consult your medical care provider about any other symptoms of severe or concern.

Use a separate room and bathroom for sick family members (if possible).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; And before eating or preparing food.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Provide a sick family member with clean, disposable masks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus to others.

Clean the patient’s room and bathroom as needed to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.

Avoid sharing personal items such as utensils, food and drinks.

What steps can I take to protect my family from the Coronavirus?

Practice daily precautions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same. These measures are especially important for the elderly and people with severe chronic medical conditions.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

Cover your nose while coughing and sneezing with a tissue and throw it in the trash.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (for example, tables, light switches, doorknobs, cupboard handles).

What is the difference between cleaning and sterilization?

 Cleaning with soap and water removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It reduces the risk of infection spreading. Disinfection kills germs on surfaces. By killing germs on the surface after cleaning, it can reduce the risk of infection spreading.