Worried about COVID 19?
Things You Must Do
Stay at home
Stay indoors to prevent contact with people. This is to protect from contracting the disease as well as to prevent from transmitting the disease. This is particularly for those who are at risk: people of older age and those with respiratory conditions.
Ensure a two-meter distance when outdoors
If you have to venture outside to get some fresh air and buy groceries, maintain a safe two-meter distance from anyone. Only buy what you need and avoid hoarding.
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the washroom and before/after food preparation. Wash your hands for about 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Use sanitizers if the water is not available, but remember a sanitizer is not a regular alternative to the soap.
Clean highly-touched surfaces frequently
Clean all highly touched surfaces with household cleaners or disinfectants. Things like doorknobs, toys, toilets, phones, electronics, and remote controls are extremely good spaces for the virus to thrive due to the high frequency of contact.
Things You Must Avoid
Do not touch your face: eyes, nose or eyes
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth as these are extremely effective points of entry for the virus into your body.
Do not panic and stress
While it seems like a pretty obvious yet difficult thing to do, stress lowers the defenses of your immune system. Stress also does not help in general awareness as there have been multiple cases of false and panic creating forwards that have plagued social media.
Do not socialize
Main fact about COVID 19 is that you can be asymptomatic but a carrier of the virus. If you meet someone, do not greet them with hugs, kisses or handshakes.
Do not stockpile face masks and sanitizers
There is a shortage of these products for healthcare workers and actual patients who need them. Think about it: Is it more effective for someone to just wear a mask, or someone sick to wear the mask to prevent transmission?
Do not ignore symptoms
While we have urged you to stay informed, immediately contact a doctor if you experience fever, dry cough or other symptoms of COVID 19. For the slightest symptoms, practice self-quarantine to avoid worsening the situation.