It is inevitable that during the colder months, sicknesses and germs are more prevalent. There is a multitude of actions that can be taken to prevent and reduce your risk of catching a cold, COVID-19, or the flu. Here are a few simple tips you can employ that may help you stay healthy this season.
Keep your distance from people who are experiencing symptoms. If you yourself are experiencing symptoms, it is important also to keep your distance from others. Another important prevention method to keep in mind, however simple it may be, is to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing.
Wash Hands to Remove Germs
One of the oldest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of germs is washing your hands frequently. Washing for at least 20 seconds is the most effective way to remove germs and prevent potential viruses from spreading.
The primary means of transmitting colds, COVID-19, and the flu is through contact with the droplets of infected people who talk, sneeze, or cough. If droplets of an infected person come in contact with your hands, this is an easy way for you to get sick as well. This is also why it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
Vaccines & Anti-Viral Drugs
Even some of the best preventative measures are not 100%. With that said, it is helpful to consider the following:
- Getting vaccinated
- Using anti-viral drugs
- Vitamins & Zinc
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Eating a healthy diet
- Drinking plenty of fluids
Clean and Disinfect Germs From Your Home, School, and Work
The cleaner you keep your home, the more difficult it is for viruses to survive outside of a human host. While cleaning is important to keep viruses from attaching to organisms or organic matter where they live longer, disinfecting destroy these viruses on contact. It is important to implement the below on a consistent basis.
- Routine cleaning & disinfecting of all surfaces and frequently used objects
- Providing disposable towels, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and soap
- Staying home when sick
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Call today and find out more about our services. We hope that you stay safe during the cold and flu season.
For more information on staying safe during this cold and flu season, click here to visit the CDC website.