If the empty shelves at stores across the country are any indication, household staples like toilet paper are at a premium as people try to stock up on essentials in the wake of the corona virus pandemic. But your favorite brand of two-ply shouldn’t be the only thing on your shopping list as COVID-19 remains the top story around the world.
1. Hand Soap
This is especially crucial in the fight against spreading coronavirus, the common cold and influenza. The CDC mentions that surfactants in soap can lift and remove microbes and other germs that can cause disease. You should also make sure you’re washing your hands for at least 20 seconds that’s two rounds of the Happy Birthday song, or, for a little more variety.
Staying in can get pretty boring, so now is a fantastic time to make a dent in your preferred reading list.
3. Subscriptions To Streaming Services
Staying occupied may also mean binge-watching new or old shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or any of your other favorite platforms. Now is also a great time to start listening to audiobooks using a site like Audible. Remember, you can always unsubscribe and stop paying for services when you no longer need them.
If you’re not feeling well, you still need to take care of yourself. Head to your nearest grocery store and pick up some medicine if you’re under the weather. This will also keep you from adding to hospital and emergency room overcrowding if you aren’t suffering from corona virus. But if you’re exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, make sure you head to your nearest testing center.
Especially if you still come in contact with communal surfaces, disinfectant sprays, wipes and cleaners can kill germs that might survive outside the body for extended periods of time.