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Precautions for People with COVID-19

When people think of COVID, they mostly think of the flu or another cold. They may feel the pain for which they might take painkillers, but that is about it. When in reality, it could be something more dangerous. But don’t worry. To protect yourself from COVID-19, here are a few precautions that you should take:

Wash Your Hands Often

Make sure that you wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet or changing diapers. Cleaning hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizers is suggested to avoid germs, but these sanitizers do not work as well as handwashing with soap and water.

Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose or Mouth

We all have a habit of touching our face, especially our mouth, nose and eyes with our hands but we should restrain from doing so. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that we wash our hands with soap and water frequently. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.

Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes with a Tissue

If you are already infected, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. This will help prevent others from getting infected. If you don’t have a tissue handy, cough or sneeze into your arm or elbow instead of your hands.

Avoid Close Contact with Sick People

Avoid close contact with sick people as with other respiratory infections (such as colds). The new variant of coronavirus spreads by close contact with an infected person. If you’re traveling abroad or planning to visit someone who’s ill with this infection, avoid close contacts such as kissing or hugging if they have symptoms like fever or coughing.

Sometimes an outbreak can be hard to avoid, especially when you aren’t expecting it. So, taking precautions to protect yourself from the coronavirus is important. If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 and you are looking for the COVID Testing in Jacksonville reach out to us today for getting tested.