How Keeping the Home Sanitized Can Save You from Coronavirus
Almost everyone in this world is now under lock-down and spending days in home to stay safe from coronavirus contamination. However, as life needs to go on, and this going on is impossible without food, many of us need to go out from time to time to procure the provisions.
Next time you make a trip to the grocer’s keep the following ‘to-do note’ with you to maintain required safety measures. The note also deals with other significant safety measures.
Plan ahead of time
Assign someone specific to be run the errands in order to limit exposures
Designate an area for disinfecting or sanitizing the packages brought from markets or stores
Things you’ll need
Sanitizers or disinfectants
Canned, frozen, and dry foods
Once out remember these
Maintain nearly six feet distance from others
Always wipe the cart or basket handles on during shopping
Use masks and gloves, wash hands repeatedly and not to touch the face
Once back remember these
Immediately after getting home go for washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds
Sanitize the boxes and packages at the sanitizing station you have set up
Meticulously wash the provisions before storing them in the kitchen
Sanitize every single thing that you have touched including, switches, doorknobs, locks and keys, mobile phone etc.
Use sanitizers and disinfectants that are EPA-approved leaving the disinfected surfaces wet for 4-5 minutes
Dealing with delivery
Make sure that the deliveries are dropped off at the doorstep, even after collecting mails from the letter box, wash your hands rigorously.
If delivery executives must come in, maintain a six feet distance from them
Avail online payment as much possible
Dealing with guests
It is pragmatic not to invite guests at present
If you are hosting relatives or friends make arrangement for separate living spaces. If they need to enter the space of you are living, make sure to keep six feet distance.
Dealing with pets
Oversee your pets in the courtyard, you can play with them outside but remember to maintain 6 feet distance from other people
If you’re sick, it is better to assign someone else to take care of the pet/s. If there isn’t anyone to assign the responsibility of your pet, wash your hands often.
What to do if a member of the family is unwell
As a first step, talk to a doctor
Make them live in isolation in a different room with a separate restroom and also ask them to wear a mask
Avoid sharing items with your sick family member
Put on gloves while cleaning their laundry; keep washing your hands frequently and rigorously.
Make washing of clothes, towels and linens a daily habit. Sun drying is recommended
Sanitize the laundry hamper as well
Avoid shaking unwashed laundry to stop areal scattering of the virus