The US now has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of the 858,000 coronavirus cases around the world, The US has over 185,000. Nearly 4,000 people have died so far.
States and counties are rapidly shutting down all nonessential businesses and enforcing curfews. In my own county, a curfew was just put in place on March 30th. Everyone must be in their homes by 8pm, except for essential personnel.
It is extremely important that Americans slow the spread of the coronavirus. The following are some steps to take to slow the spread:
Wash your hands with soap and water often
Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough
Avoid contact with sick people
If you are sick, stay in!
Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth
Practice Social Distancing
Avoid intimate types of greeting - hugs, handshaking, fist pumps
Avoid non-essential travel
Work from home if possible
Avoid discretionary travel
Wipe down surfaces often - bleach and water work just fine if you don't have Clorox wipes
These precautions aren't just to protect yourself. They are to protect others from getting infected.