There are hundreds of thousands of bacteria and viruses, mostly found on common surfaces such as door handles or touch pads. However, many viruses are also passed through airborne or saliva while talking. If you are high risk or have a serious health condition, it is imperative that you are careful and take the necessary precautions when you leave your house.
Visit Protected Businesses
Due to Covid 19, many businesses have set up sneeze guards. When you go out, make sure to visit businesses that have sneeze guards set up. These guards provide protection from the spread of viruses and bacteria. In any business where you have to interact with others, a sneeze guard will give you peace of mind and virus protection.
Wear a Mask
Transmission of diseases such as Covid 19, influenza, and the common cold can all be significantly reduced if people wear masks. Surgical masks, such as N95 masks are the most protective, however, scientists say that any mask that covers your mouth and nose will work. As stated by an epidemiologist, wearing a mask is the most important thing you can do to protect your health and the health of those around you.
Use Hand Sanitizer
If you are out and about running errands, it can be hard to find a sink so you can wash your hands. For that reason, you need to keep hand sanitizer with you. By sanitizing your hands, you can help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses to yourself or others. Make sure you sanitize both before and after you touch something or someone. By sanitizing before you touch, you are cleaning your hands of anything that may have been on them. This helps protect the person you are interacting with. Then, sanitize your hands again after the interaction as this will protect you from any bacteria or viruses on the item you were handling.
Keep Your Distance
Finally, an easy way to stay healthy if you have to leave the house is to maintain your distance from others. Many diseases and viruses are passed from one person to another though the air or through small saliva particles as we breathe and talk. By keeping your distance, you drastically reduce your risk of catching anything.
While it can be difficult to leave the house if you have a lowered immune system, there are simple things you can do to stay healthy. Just be aware of your surroundings and respond accordingly.