Maintaining Normal Life During Coronavirus Outbreak
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus news is everywhere lately and rightfully so. As a community we need to do our part to keep ourselves and our family safe. If you aren't familiar with the World Health Organization otherwise known as WHO then please head over to their website for information on what to do.
The spread and containment of the virus is still being studied but certain measures can be taken to help ourselves from falling ill or spreading sickness around. According to WHO
~ Frequently clean your hands by using an alcohol based hand rub product
~Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
~When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue and immediately throw out the tissue in a closed bin
~Avoid close contact with anyone that has a fever or a cough
~If you have a fever and a cough then seek medical attention early, especially if you have underlying health issues
~Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
~Dont shake hands
If you have a family and are caring for young children please dont instill fear but rather teach by repetition to not touch face and to wash hands often. Singing the ABC's is a great time indicator for how long children should be washing for.
There are many websites that help with the guidance of COVID-19 preparedness. The stores are running out of toilet paper and sanitary products. Going out and buying every last package of toilet paper wont protect you from COVID-19. Take the time to cover hygiene practices and wipe areas that have heavy traffic down
~remote controls and phones
~sinks and countertops
~tables and chairs
It is great practice to wipe down every door handle at home each night, especially with young children coming home from school or after school programs. Make it a habit for your children to change out of their school clothes and wash hands the moment they come home.
For real estate professionals it is of the utmost importance to remember open houses see a lot of hands on doorknobs and household handles. Taking gloves with you to showings and during an open house is a fantastic way to keep your hands clean and also helps with curbing hand to face contact. Instead of shaking hands with potential buyers or sellers practice bowing or clasping your hands together to greet.
Hope you all remain healthy