Coronavirus is all over the news and, depending on where you live, the numbers may be climbing at an alarming rate. How can you keep your family safe? In this post, we’re going to discuss precautions to stay safe and preparing for this outbreak.
Listen to the News
First things first. Listen to the news to know what your local government is suggesting. This will give you a better idea of the areas of your state that are being affected. You will also know whether or not you are allowed to leave your home, which places are closed, and any other important updates on the virus.
Practice Social Distancing
Look, many people aren’t crazy about spending time indoors and distancing themselves from others. Right now, it is essential to help reduce the spread of the virus. Remember that while you may not show symptoms, you may still be a carrier of the disease. Stay 6 feet away from others and don’t spend more than ten minutes with them. Most are recommending groups no larger than ten, but some are suggesting even smaller groups.
Boost Your Immune System
Instead of rushing out and buying all the toilet paper, focus on things that can boost your immune system. Increase your vitamin C intake, consider supplements that boost your immunity. You can also reduce stress levels (stress can greatly reduce your immune system). Exercise. Drink bone broth and eat a healthy diet.
You want to have products on hand to clean and sanitize your home. Clorox wipes are a great option because they are handy and quick to use. Keep disinfectant spray, such as Lysol, on hand to spray down doorknobs and other areas that are touched often.
Your medicine cabinet should have products on hand to help combat flu symptoms. Symptoms of the coronavirus include cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. This means that having cough drops, cough syrup, and anti-inflammatories on hand will be helpful. They are requesting that people who show symptoms stay home to avoid spreading the disease. This means you’ll need to stay home for at least two weeks. Make sure you have enough food in your home to make it through this quarantine period.
Remember, preparing doesn’t mean hoarding. Purchase the supplies your family needs, but don’t panic and buy everything. This will pass. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the fear and act irrationally.