Habits That Could Leave You Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

A lot of people spent years engaging the same routines. Now that we're quarantine to our homes, it's proven pretty tough to break out of those old habits. I've realized that I touch my face a lot, and it's been tough getting into the habit that if I absolutely need to touch my face, I should use a tissue.


But what other things am I, or you, doing that could expose us to the coronavirus? Going to the store is one. Right now, it's asked that you only go to the store for something that absolutely critical. But at the store, you're around people who could be asymptomatic.


To avoid going to the store, a lot of people are getting home deliveries. We sure are. My mother is using Instacart. I'm ordering stuff through Amazon. While these options are less risky, there is still the possibility that the surface of any food or package being contaminated. Make sure you disinfect all deliveries.


Don't forget take-out. Don't get me wrong, I miss fast-food. We've recently got Sonic delivered to the house. But we wiped down the packaging and containers that the food was in and washed our hands before we began eating. It was delicious, and it's nice to have a break from cooking.


While many people are either unemployed or working from home, there are still plenty of people considered essential workers. If you're one of these people, make sure you bring along disinfectant wipes to help protect yourself and your coworkers, especially if you are sharing equipment.

Here's one you might not want to hear: your cell phone. Your phone can transfer viruses all over the place, and it doesn't help that you bring it with you everywhere you go. You should disinfect your phone with a wipe as often as possible - the same goes for your personal computer, tablets, gaming consoles, etc.




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