Coronavirus Safety Tips

By: Brady Lorch (Web Editor-in-Chief)
As panic seems to be gripping the minds of many citizens and people around the world, it is a good idea to remain aware of safety tips and reliable information on COVID-19 as it continues to spread.
(Cover Photo: CDC)

COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, is a respiratory disease that spreads through droplets produced by an infected cough or sneeze. It seems to spread easily between people who are within about 6 feet of each other. For this reason, it would be a good idea to try to stay at home as much as possible. Traveling within the states is not banned, however, it does not seem like the safest thing to do at this time.

Some of the key symptoms to be on the lookout for include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may show up in as little as 2 days after contraction of the disease or up to 14 days after contraction. Remember to call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms or any other severe or alarming symptoms.

Some steps to avoid contracting COVID-19 include cleaning your hands often. This means washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. It is recommended that you stay home as much as possible if the virus is spreading in your community. If you find out that you are sick, stay home unless you are getting medical care. Also, if you are sick, it is recommended that you wear a facemask around other people or in public. Finally, make sure to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and try to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.