How Can You Best Fight COVID-19: Top Dos & Don’ts

As we have all been dealing with COVID-19 – working from home, practicing social distancing – let’s examine some dos and don’t’s that everyone should follow to continue to stay healthy and safe.

Dos:

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds, as often as possible, throughout the day.
  • Use soap and water for washing and hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
  • Be cognizant of the virus’ symptoms, which are: fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have a runny nose, you probably have a common cold.
  • It’s best to stay out of public places, especially if you are over 60, have a health condition or are at a higher risk of contracting the disease.
  • Do your best to stay 3-6 feet away from other people and avoid gatherings altogether if you can.
  • As you self-isolate, remember to take good care of yourself – exercise, meditate, eat well. You need to build a robust immune system during this time.
  • Do make sure to clean surfaces as the virus can live on surfaces from a few hours up to several days.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t touch your face, specifically your mouth, nose and eyes. Touching can help the virus enter your body more easily.
  • If you have a fever, avoid travelling. If you’re already on a flight, tell a crew member right away, and when you arrive home, contact your doctor.
  • Never panic. As much as the pandemic is a serious issue, if you take the proper precautions, you can reduce your risk of getting infected.
  • Don’t see a doctor unless it’s urgent. You don’t need to see your dentist right now either. Health care workers are focusing on emergency treatments, so unless your symptoms are severe, you might not need to see a doctor directly.
  • You don’t have to avoid products manufactured in China. The virus can’t survive the process of moving from one country to another and in different temperatures and conditions.
  • Don’t go out if you can avoid it, and busy public spaces are a big no – say no to public transportation and ride-sharing.
  • Don’t reach for antibiotics. They only work with bacteria and COVID-19 is a virus.
  • If you have extreme warning signs, don’t hesitate to contact help immediately. Severe signs that you might be infected are intense pain or pressure in the chest, confusion and blue lips or face.

We hope that these easy to follow dos and don’ts help you throughout this challenging and unprecedented time. If you would like to share what your experience has been so far, we would love to hear which dos and don’ts you relate to most!

Fight Covid-19 Top Dos and Don'ts