As the coronavirus continues to spread, people want to know how they can keep themselves safe during this global outbreak. Can’t get access to clean, running water at the moment? An alcohol-based hand rub can suffice for the time being. Try to get one that contains at least 60 percent of alcohol in it. We’re living in a time where hand sanitizer supplies in stores are getting whisked off the shelves as soon as they’re restocked. But it is equally important to remember that a simple, frequent 20-second (at least!) hand washing routine can help you prevent the spread of bacteria – and keep viruses at bay. Explore how you can use rubbing alcohol to disinfect surfaces or personal items.
Large scale community transmissions are also a massive contributing factor to this pandemic. Maintaining social distance from others (especially large groups of people) and covering your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing can help prevent further spread.
Create a little plan for what you and your friends or family can do should one of you get sick. If you can make some notes on medical emergency plans or a list of doctors you can call during a moment of crisis can help you avoid a lot of unnecessary panic.
Whether you’re just trying to get through the month safely, or following your government’s lockdown order, here’s a quick survival guide to help you and your loved ones get through the current Covid-19 pandemic.