With the stay-at-home advisory in Massachusetts and the Governor’s order to close non-essential businesses, most of us are staying home except for the occasional trip to the grocery store or gas station. Although we are seemingly self quarantining, every time we step out of the home, we are potentially exposing ourselves and possibly bringing that back into the home. So, what can you do to keep your family safe? Consider taking these Coronavirus precautions in your home.
1 – Wipe Down Everything You Buy
When shopping for food and supplies, we are touching items that have been touched and in the presence of countless people. There’s no way to tell whether any of those items are contaminated. As soon as you arrive home, wipe down all items with an anti-bacterial wipe or solution. Place the bags aside for recycling (do not re-use them).
2 – Sanitize Supply Deliveries
Ordering online is a popular alternative right now for household supplies and even food. The same rule applies to these items. If possible, open the box outside and wipe down all items within the shipment. Place the cardboard box directly in your recycling pile and bring only the sanitized items indoors.
3 – Perform Routine Cleaning
Make a conscious effort to wipe down high-touch surfaces in your home. Use an alcohol-based cleaning wipe or solution, as Coronavirus is susceptible to alcohol but may resist other types of cleaners. Regularly cleaning is essential for keeping the inside of your home healthy and safe under these unusual times.
4 – Focus on Personal Hygiene
Even though you are not outside and interacting with other people on a daily basis, it’s still possible that you have COVID-19 from a past exposure but are not exhibiting any symptoms. Regularly hand washing and recommended practices such as covering your coughs and not touching your face should still be observed. This is one of the most important Coronavirus precautions in your home. It can help minimize exposure to other members of your household.
More About Coronavirus Precautions in Your Home
The number of confirmed infections has skyrocketed in recent weeks. Much of this is due to the fact that many carriers are asymptomatic and that symptoms can appear long after exposure. For this reason, Coronavirus precautions in your home are extremely important. Although most of us are practicing isolation and social distancing, there are still many different points of contact and potential for exposure. Keep you and your family safe by heeding these precautions.