Rule number 1: Follow official guidelines
WHO – World Health Organization recommends:
1. STAY at home
2. KEEP a safe distance
3. WASH hands often
4. COVER your cough
5. SICK? Call ahead
You may consider 3 basic products to reduce the risk of contamination
Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitizer
Using rubbing alcohol hand sanitizing gel plays a vital role in your overall protection and wellbeing. Use alcohol gel hand sanitizer if you venture outside or after touching anything that could be suspect. When you utilize hand sanitizer with alcohol to clean your hands there’s no mess and it’s easy to apply.
Choose a natural antibacterial hand sterilizer that has between 60% and 95% alcohol content.
Avoid any antibacterial gel product that consists of an alcohol substitute.
Use the disinfectant gel for hands to clean your hands. After this, simply let your hands air dry.
Odorless hand sanitizer is a perfect and effective companion when it’s not possible to wash hands. Simply drip a small amount of alcohol sanitizer on your hands and rub them together to clean the skin before eating, touching your face, etc.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone should wear a cloth face mask to protect from germs whenever they are in a public place. While a disposable or nondisposable mouth and nose mask may not provide complete protection against becoming sick, these protective masks can help in preventing the disease from being spread by those that currently have the virus.
Do note that any type of masks for nose and mouth only offer a limited amount of protection given that they have the capacity for blocking liquid droplets potentially being spread by the protective mask wearer. The typical disposable anti virus surgical mask, however, is not capable of blocking small-sized aerosol particles and thus should not be fully relied upon. It’s also worth noting that virus face masks that cover the nose and mouth do not offer any protection for the eyes. As such, the eyes are left fully exposed.
Disposable vinyl gloves or gloves of any other similar substance – rubber, nitrile, latex, neoprene, PVC, may give you some limited protection but you have to use them wisely.
Even lightweight medical disposable gloves can prove to be particularly resilient as well as highly tear-resistant. This means disposable hand protective gloves can be safely used for medical purposes, in food prep, for gardening, for cleaning, and for any other type of task that calls for dexterity while there’s a need for skin protection.
Nevertheless, while cheap disposable gloves may offer some protection, for everyone that is concerned about the transmission of infectious diseases, the priority is to practice good respiratory, personal, and hand hygiene.