One of the trickiest aspects of the novel coronavirus is how it spreads. While many of those infected show symptoms, the CDC has revealed that around 40% of cases show no signs and are 75% as infectious as symptomatic carriers.
Therefore, it’s important that we each do our part to remain mindful and safe, even when we feel healthy.
Along with wearing a mask and washing your hands, here are three actions the CDC recommends to keep yourself and others safe.
Disinfect Your Surroundings
One of the most important actions you can take is to make sure your surroundings are sanitized. Make it a daily habit to keep sanitizing wipes and spray handy so you can quickly wipe down surfaces you often come in contact with. Think cell phones, doorknobs, light switches, tabletops, etc. If an area is dirty or dusty, be sure to wash it with soap and water before you disinfect so you can ensure the entire surface is being sanitized.
Monitor Your Health
It’s important to stay tuned in to your health and be mindful of symptoms. The updated list of symptoms from the CDC include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you experience any of the above, follow these guidelines from the CDC. It’s important to limit your contact with others except when seeking medical attention.
Avoid People Who Are Sick
If someone you know is sick, avoid close contact until the person is no longer sick and has quarantined. It’s impossible to know if someone is carrying the virus, so be sure to keep six feet from others when out in public.
As always, the team at Lincoln is here if you need us. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us today and we would be happy to chat.