Social Distancing For Prevention Of COVID-19 & How To Do It

  • You Can Protect Yourself & Your Family With Social Distancing Tactics:
    In the event of a COVID-19, you can protect yourself and your family by implementing social distancing tactics. Social distancing means staying away from large gatherings of people. During such events, you should avoid large gatherings of people such as concerts, sporting events, and large retail establishments. As you make your plans for staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are 3 possible scenarios that could impact your belongings.
    -If unsafe handling of your valuables happens, ask the police or local authorities to help you clean up and identify the culprit.
    -Never one to resist the urge, many people go above and beyond to ensure they always have what they need. Even though stocking up on groceries or clothes can be simple, stocking up on valuables may be harder.
    -In a most unusual circumstance, someone you know may unknowingly have a COVID-19 case. To protect yourself and encourage this safety measure during this troubling time, make sure you close all doors (and windows) to your home. Do not leave personal items out open or unattended. Depending on your personal situation, you might not even consider close locking your doors during the lockdown. The best course of action is to lock this cabinet remotely via a code or fingerprint reader that is as close as you can get to it.
  • Understand The Symptoms Of COVID-19 To Avoid The Spread:
    The CDC says fever is a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, but a low-grade fever is typically considered anything below 100.4 degrees. It’s still important to see a doctor if you are showing symptoms of the flu since it can cause serious complications in young children and the elderly.
    A hallmark feature of COVID-19 is that it doesn’t cause any symptoms at all until a few days or even a few weeks later. And it doesn’t usually cause severe illness or death until between two and 21 days after a person has been infected. Since the early days of the pandemic, we’ve known that being around others wearing masks helped decrease the spread of COVID-19, but a 2018 study found that after several months, masks didn’t seem to make much difference in reducing the risk of infection.
    The new study, which was published recently in a journal, looked further into the effects of mask-wearing on COVID-19 transmission. The researchers looked at people’s residence information, which allowed them to link masks to households, which helped them track 87 people wearing masks as they traveled throughout the U.S. They found, in the end, that wearing masks didn’t seem to reduce the risk of infection during a four-week transit period and a 21-day infection period. More specifically, in the study, 21 of the 87 people tested had an active COVID-19 infection at the end of the study period — meaning they were infectious upon infection. However, masks were not helpful on a person who was infected at the beginning of the study period or at any point after the initial infection — that person was still infectious.

    The study authors speculate that this may be because mask-wearing misses more than 90% of the airborne microorganisms that cause COVID-19. What does this mean, exactly? Studies suggest that just like having a high-quality immune system is important for fighting infections like COVID-19, having a higher level of mask-wearing is protective — specifically, having a lower number of mask-wearers within a household.
  • Contact Your Local Authorities Immediately If You Suspect A Case Of COVID-19:
    If you think there’s a case of COVID-19 at your place of work, take the following steps:
    1. Contact your local authorities.
    2. Call an ambulance if you can do so safely.
    3. Don’t try to remove the person from the contaminated area.
    4. Don’t let others enter the contaminated area.
    5.Wash your hands and face, as usual, make sure your mask is on, and try to keep your distance from others.
  • Conclusion: If you have any questions about how to stay safe during this outbreak, contact your doctor for more information.
    If you have any questions about how to stay safe during this outbreak, contact your doctor for more information. For health professionals, see this article about common questions and answers about COVID-19. To subscribe to our newsletter for safety tips sent directly to your inbox, check out the box below. Sure, you can reach us at info@covidclinic.org 

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