Coronavirus: Steps to staying safe while outside your home

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Safety Guidelines For The Coronavirus

1. Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds; an antibacterial bar soap or handsoap like Dial is ideal. If you have hand sanitizer, take it with you out in public and use it often.

2. Avoid going to highly populated public places if you can; if you have to go to a public place, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands after touching shopping carts handles, door knobs, and surfaces. Don’t touch your face after touching public spaces.

2. Take tissue with you wherever you go. If you have to sneeze or cough, use your elbow or tissues, and keep your hands away from your face.

3. If you’re feeling sick or unlike your usual self physically, don’t go to work. Everyone should try to do their part to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus and stay safe from it.

4. If you feel sick, don’t panic; if you are having symptoms typical for a cold, you may just simply have a cold.

5. Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you get that specific combination of symptoms, you should consult a physician immediately to be on the safe side.

6. If you think you may have coronavirus, don’t show up unannounced at an emergency room where you could infect others. Call your health care provider or local emergency room for instructions on what to do next. This is extremely important to prevent the potential spread of the virus and also gives the E.R. the opportunity to prepare for you arrival through the use of protective gear.

To find out more information on the coronavirus please visit www.cbsnews.com.