What can I do to prevent coronavirus?

Disinfect surfaces

“Any cleaning is better than no cleaning,” said Wendy Berg, infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota.

At home, you can use your favorite household cleaner to clean surfaces like kitchen and bathroom counters, faucets, door knobs, and any other frequently used and touched surfaces. You do not need to buy any special cleaning products for the coronavirus.

Social distancing

Social distancing is important to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This simply means to try and distance yourself from others physically. Ways to social distance yourself include: Standing 6 feet away from others, not shaking hands and avoiding crowds.

Take care of your body

You can take some over the counter medications to treat symptoms of the coronavirus as needed; but the best course of action is prevention. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated and wash your hands to keep your body healthy.

Cover your cough

Coronavirus and other viral illnesses like influenza can be spread through coughs and sneezes. When someone coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets go into the air and spread the virus to surfaces and other people around you. To avoid this, cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands as soon as possible afterward.

Toss your tissues

When you do cough or sneeze into a tissue, be sure to toss it in the trash right away. It can be tempting to let them build up near your chair or bed when you feel really ill, but this can spread the virus to surfaces and people around you. You can keep a small garbage bin near you or your child to make tossing your tissues as easy as possible.

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