COVID-19 has been sweeping the world for nearly 3 years, changing our world dramatically. It has been more and more commonplace that we wear masks when we are out. However, we are still facing a new virus because the virus is evolving with more mutation. Many families are more and more concerned about how to stay safe amidst the epidemic, especially for protecting our kids and seniors who are prone to the viruses. With that being said, we are here to help you protect our family and react proactively and calmly amidst the epidemic period.
Evidence gathered by WHO suggests that COVID-19 spreads mainly close contact between people like at a conversation distance. The virus can spread via small liquid particles from an infected person while coughing, sneezing, speaking and so on. Other ways include transmission of droplet, short-range aerosol and short-range airborne. Hence, maintaining physical distancing both in indoor and outdoor is essential to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Many parties are working hard to keep social distancing. For example, the government are advocating restriction of party events and crowd gathering. Many schools have shift offline class to online class to reduce the close contact of people. These are effective way for us to shield ourselves from infection.
Tip 2: Wear a protective mask
Masks can be the most prime line of defense during COVID-19, significantly lowering the risk of virus infection. The main transmission methods include droplet transmission, wearing a protective mask can cut off the possibility of droplet transmission. Not only does wear a protective mask a way of self-protection, but also it is way of responsibility for others and society. We should pay attention to some rules while wearing a mask:
- Distinguish between inside and outside, covering month, nose, adjusting the strip and change the mask in time when they are dirty, deformed, damaged or smelly
- Deal with the used masks properly and carefully instead of discarding casually
- Wearing your mask in public places and confined place, especially in supermarkets, medical and health institutions and other crowded places
Tip 3: Handwashing
Maintaining personal hygiene is always one of the primary methods to cut off the transmission of the viruses. Regular handwashing remains the way of keeping personal hygiene. Also it is a good habit which your kids should cultivate at their early age. In accordance with the medical researches, washing hands in a proper way helps us defend against Coronavirus infection. The following guideline helps you do correct handwashing:
- Wash your hands with clean, running water — either warm or cold.
- Use soap or hand sanitizer well.
- Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
- Dry your hands with a clean towel or air-dry them.
Tip 4: Using family tracking
It is inevitable for us to contact with the outside world— our kids need to go to school and we need commute every day. In other words, we are exposed to the virus. Therefore, it is advisable that you opt to use family tracking tool, helping you track the location of your family. This can help you be more vigilant when you know that your family might have ventured into an area which is marked as a ‘a hot spot’ for viruses. With this tool, you can send an alert message to your family, and react immediately to the situation. You can ask them to keep distance, wash hands and disinfect before entering home.
It is also a good opportunity for seniors to get access to our advanced technology. As we might have little time to company and keep tab on the seniors, family tracking tool can surely be our great helper for tracking their current location remotely on our own mobile devices. We can see whether seniors are at home or not rather than making a phone call. We don’t need to call seniors. Just make sure that you can develop and implement a plan that can avoid them approaching those ‘hot spots’ during the epidemic. More details about using family tracking tool can head to Locate Any Phone in 5 Sec – No Software or Apps Needed (viespy.com)
Tip 5: Have a family meeting and make rules
A meeting with the family members can be a good chance for you to express your concerns and help plan some workable plans to handle the situation during COVID-19. You can ensure everyone in your family clear about your worries and set up some universal rules for your family including handwashing after going out, self-insolation after entering high-risk areas and so on. Also you should be more precautious if someone in the family presents the symptoms of the cold, flu and fever.
As the COVID-19 is continuing to spread around the world, epidemic prevention is still a protracted battle for all of us. As we are sharing the same sky, we all play a very vital role in this battle. We should also abide by the regulations of the country, state and governments. Steps like keeping physical distancing and wearing marks might feel like an inconvenience, but it is also the most convenient and effective way for us to protect our family during the epidemic period!