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How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

June 10, 2020 6:17 pm Published by

Being in public always comes with some risk when it comes to contracting an illness. However, there are certain things you can do to protect yourself and our Arlington community from infection. By adding these few simple measures to your daily routine, you will help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Wear a Mask

Wearing a face mask is an easy way to protect the people around you from getting sick if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the coronavirus. Masks greatly reduce the distance that airborne virus particles can travel. When combined with social distancing, masks allow people to safely continue visiting public places and run errands. Masks should be placed securely over the nose and mouth while allowing the wearer to breathe easily. They should also be washed after each use to remove any dirt or germs that clung onto them when they were last worn. If you aren’t wearing a mask, cough or sneeze into your elbow while in public to help reduce the spread of germs.

Maintain a Safe Distance

It’s not always easy to keep six feet of distance between yourself and others, but you should try to physically distance yourself from other people who you do not live with as much as possible. Staying farther away is even better, and staying home as much as possible is undoubtedly the best option, as it allows you to avoid coming in contact with any strangers at all. If you can’t stay away from other people, wearing a face mask helps prevent potential virus particles from transferring from you to someone else.

Sanitize Your Hands

Our hands gather all kinds of germs throughout the day. It’s important to wash your hands well and often, especially when you leave your house. Scrubbing your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds is one of the best ways to kill germs, including the coronavirus. Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% isopropyl alcohol is a close second. Additionally, frequently sanitize your cell phone. Sanitize items in your home like doorknobs, sinks, and countertops that get touched and used frequently.

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