How to Protect Yourself From the New Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The new coronavirus continues to affect our daily lives, whether directly or indirectly. That is why we must ensure we take all the necessary precautions to ensure our safety and that of our loved ones. Please continue reading to learn more about some of the most important preventative measures you can take in these uncertain times:

  • Wash your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds at a time with warm and soapy water. Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer also does a good job of killing most viral germs.
  • Many people are now practicing and observing what is known as social distancing. This involves staying at least three feet away from anyone you come in contact with. In fact, if you can, try and stay inside as much as possible. Many people have stocked up on food, water, and other necessities to do just that.
  • If you have to cough or sneeze, especially if you are out in public, please ensure you do so into your elbow and away from others. The coronavirus spreads through droplets that we emit when we cough or sneeze, so to better prevent the spread of the disease, ensure you cough into your elbow.
  • If you have been out in public, or even if you haven’t, ensure you do not touch your face. If you have come in contact with the virus by touching doorknobs, etc., the virus can enter your body by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Though it can be scary, if you are someone who is feeling any of the symptoms associated with the new coronavirus, such as a fever, sore throat, dry cough, runny nose, or pneumonia, contact your local health authority by phone–do not just show up at a doctor’s office. This prevents any unintended spread of the disease.

Here at Walker & Hern, we know that these uncertain times are frightening, however, we want to assure you that we will get through this together.

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