Learn How to Protect Yourself and Others During COVID-19

Learn How to Protect Yourself and Others During COVID-19

Did you know that individuals who have underlying medical conditions and older adults are at a higher risk for developing serious complications if they contract COVID-19? Anyone who has asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease can suffer tremendously.

 

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How Does the Virus Spread?
Unfortunately, there is no vaccine that is able to prevent COVID-19 or coronavirus. It is important that you take the steps needed to avoid coming into contact with this virus. The virus is known to be spread from person to person contact, which means that you must keep your distance at all times. In fact, it is recommended that you remain six feet away from other people and avoid close contact.

The virus is spread through droplets that are produced and let out into the air when an infected person either sneezes, coughs, or talks. If these droplets land on your face, nose, or mouth, they can be possibly inhaled and make their way to your lungs, which will lead to you contracting the virus.

Recent studies that have been conducted show that some individuals do not show any symptoms of the virus, so keeping and maintaining a good social distance is recommended.

What Can I Do?
There are many things that you can do to avoid contracting the virus. First, you want to make sure that you wash your hands, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. You should always wash your hands after you cough, blow your nose, sneeze, or touch items in a public place.

Secondly, you want to make sure you do not touch your mouth, eyes, or nose with hands that have not been washed.

When soap is not available, you can utilize hand sanitizer as long as it contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Remember, continue to rub the hand sanitizer in until your hands are dry.

Other Things to Keep in Mind
Below, you will find some additional tips to keep in mind as you navigate through the current pandemic and COVID-19:

• Always keep distance between you and other people
• Do not come into close contact with people who are ill
• Remain at home as much as possible and only go out when necessary
• People without symptoms can still spread the virus
• Stay away from people who are at a higher risk for contracting the disease
• Keep your mouth and nose covered with a face mask when in public and around others
• Throw used tissues in the trash
• Immediately wash your hands after you cough or sneeze
• Clean and disinfect ALL surfaces that are touched, at a minimum of daily
• Use a household disinfectant to prevent the spread of illness

The team at Access Dental Care in Reno, NV is here to help you and provide you with the best quality dental care possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team today. Together, we can get through this.