4. Maintain a social distance of six-feet from others. Nod and smile but avoid handshakes, hugs, kisses, and fist bumps or elbow rubs because that involves close contact. This includes avoiding all nonessential travel and crowds of people, as well as even small groups of people (ten or fewer) where you are unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.
5. Sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow. If tissue is easily available, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it into the trash immediately.
6. Disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
7. If you develop symptoms and need to seek medical care, call ahead to the office, urgent care, or Emergency Department first—before going there. Describe your symptoms and follow the instructions you receive.
For the next few blogs I will identify basic health strategies that are key to keeping the immune system healthy.