Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak

by Sheila Johnson

COVID-19 has rocked the entire world, and the number of cases and deaths continues to climb. Some areas are weathering this storm better than others, but even if that applies to your state, the virus is still affecting every aspect of our lives, from the economy to grocery shopping to avoiding friends and family to missing the opportunity to say goodbye to lost loved ones.

Plus, even though most places have stay-at-home orders in place, it doesn’t mean our efforts to ward off illness can take a backseat. Staying on point with safe approaches like proper hygiene and limiting our contact with others is still crucial right now.

To help you through this physically and emotionally difficult time, we’ve provided a handful of resources.

 

Myths Versus Reality

When you are already worried about getting sick, misinformation is your worst enemy.

Pathologists Debunk 13 Coronavirus Myths

Here’s How to Fight Coronavirus Misinformation

Unsure About Actually Wearing a Face Mask? Here’s How (and Why) to Do It

What Happens When You’re Infected with Coronavirus?

 

How Do Germs Spread

There are many ways we can reduce the chances of giving and receiving the coronavirus.

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

How Long Does the Novel Coronavirus Live on Different Surfaces?

Social Distancing to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

 

What You Can Do to Stay Safe and Healthy

In addition to social distancing and washing your hands regularly, there are other ways to limit exposure and to keep your home clean.

How to Shop Safely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Look for Online Delivery Options from a Costco Near You
How To Keep Your Home Germ-Free During the Pandemic

Hire a Cleaning Service for Periodic Deep Cleaning

 

While most healthy people will get through this pandemic relatively unscathed, a little prevention goes a long way toward reducing the chances of contracting this illness. In addition, stay informed with reputable sources, and make sure you take the time to unplug and decompress. Keeping healthy mentally and physically will be the best ways to contribute to beating this deadly virus.