Around the country people are practicing efforts to social distance so that the spread of the virus slows, but are these efforts enough to keep the average person healthy? The number of new active Covid-19 cases in the United States increasing every day by the thousands proves that so far attempted social distancing efforts are not enough to stop this virus. Social distancing can become more effective if individuals follow a few simple rules.
1.Limiting Interactions with Other People
Your friends and family may believe that they are engaging in safe social distancing, but in all reality did your Aunt really skip book club last night? It is hard to interrogate loved ones about where they have been and most importantly who they have been with. Bottom line is how do you calculate exactly how many people you have come into contact with that potentially could have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus? Save yourself the trouble of trying to become a mathematician in one day and use the advantages of technology to video chat loved ones. Going to visit grandparents is also something that will have to be rain-checked during this period. You may be infected and the last thing you want is to transfer the virus onto your elderly loved ones.
2. Limiting Exposure to Public Places
Yes, this does mean you are encouraged to stay home as much as possible and
enjoy March Madness from the comfort of your own couch! An abundance of apps are available at your fingertips to help you receive items and goods at grocery stores or even drive-thru lines at popular restaurants. Using these apps to order groceries and food will not only help you avoid people but it will also help your community businesses to keep people employed. Another good resource is making online orders and then doing a quick in-store pickup. This will drastically cut down your time spent in the store.
3. Safely Adventuring into the Public
Not every person will be able to stay inside their house for the remainder of this pandemic, so if you must venture out into the public please remember to stay approximately sex feet from any other individual. Disposable gloves are another form of protection while you are out shopping or going to a gas station, but make sure to not touch your face until you dispose of your gloves and wash your hands thoroughly. The most important form of protection while in public is a face mask. A mask will deter the virus from being spread from one coughing individual to you. There are numerous infected individuals that are carrying the disease without any knowledge of being sick yet. Avoid becoming a dangerous roaming infected person by being prepared when you leave your home.
Do not worry about your appearance in public during these difficult times. It is now socially acceptable to wear gloves and a face mask in public, you may make others jealous by your newfound hospital worthy fashion. Follow safe social distancing and have peace of mind that you are healthy and virus free!