WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
It has been a crazy week here at Quinn’s. We have been receiving dozens of phone calls and e-mails about coronavirus. What to do about its spread at home and work. So, here so are some things we can do to curtail its spread using basic sanitary hygiene.
According to the CDC the spread of the disease is mostly by human contact usually within 6 feet by coughing or sneezing. It may possibly that a person is infected through surface contact, all though this is not thought to be the main source of infection. The length of time this virus can survive on a surface varies greatly between 2 hours to 9 days. Again, there are a lot of unknowns about this virus as things are constantly changing.
Here is what’s known about things that work to minimize the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands with soap and water as per the CDC . The water should preferably be warm (110F - 115F) or cold. Never use hot water above 125F. Serious burns can result from using hot water above this temperature which can damage your skin and be very painful. While washing your hands wet your hands thoroughly, apply soap then wash for at least 20 seconds before rinsing off and drying. Drying should be done with a hand dryer or paper towel. If drying with a paper towel dispose of it after use. DO NOT USE A CLOTH HAND TOWEL.
- If you use a hand sanitizer make sure it has at least 61% rubbing alcohol as its main ingredient.
- Clean hard surfaces (furniture, floors, plumbing fixtures, counter tops, walls, appliances) in your house with warm water and household bleach (Clorox) or a disinfectant like Lysol. Dispose of the water by dumping down the sink drain followed by plenty of hot water.
- Change your home air filters in your house very frequently using a HEPA filter with a MERV value of 7-12. Dispose of the filter immediately after changing it in the garbage can and minimize the handling of the filter.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw the tissue away immediately after you use it.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, as well.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. While it may seem simple, germs often spread this way.
- At the workplace, wash your hands frequently and practice caution when coming into contact with commonly touched surfaces like door handles, handrails, and elevator buttons.
Because the outbreak of the virus is rapidly changing, please visit the CDC website. While CDC considers the spread of the Coronavirus a serious situation and is taking preparedness measures, the immediate risk in the U.S. is considered low. The CDC recommends that everyone should practice simple daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses.
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