As the COVID-19 rolls out across the USA, and restrictions are lifted across the country, many people are celebrating getting back to normal after one of the most bizarre and challenging years on record. However, many are also worried that a return to normality will greatly increase their risk of contracting the COVD-19 virus. However, the good news is that there are plenty of actions you can take to minimize such as risk, and still enjoy more social interaction. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Keep using a mask
One way that you minimize your risk of both contracting and spearing the virus is by using a mask when in situations of proximity to others. This means on public transport, and in stores and the like.
Indeed, it seems as if mask-wearing is something that we all need to get used to over the long term or at least until we are permitted to stop using them by the government.
Of course, to keep your risk as low as possible, making sure you correctly use your masks is vital. This means washing your hands before putting it on, covering your nose, mouth, and chin, storing it in a clean plastic bag after use, and washing if it’s made from fabric.
Keep washing your hands
Another way to minimize your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 during this time is to continue properly washing your hands. This is because our hands can pick up the virus and transfer it to the mucous membranes on our face, making it much easier to contract.
With that in mind, continuing through hand washing, and hand sanitizing is essential even as other restrictions become more relaxed.
Be choosy about the places you visit
As the vaccine rolls out across the country, you can expect many different types of businesses and entertainments to open up once again. In some cases, these will be things that we haven’t had access to in a long time, something that can make them feel even more tempting to us.
However, it is worth noting that just because something is open doesn’t mean we have to go there. Indeed, it seems sensible to be picky about the places you begin to visit at first, especially in the first throws of the restrictions being lifted.
In particular, look for places that are open-air, using social distancing inside, or that have professional covid-19 disinfecting services cleaning their premises. At least until all of the restrictions are lifted fully.
Know the symptoms
Last of all to protect yourself during this transitional time you must be aware of all the symptoms of the COVID-19 Virus. Yes, official sources have indeed emphasized the big three symptoms – fever, persistent cough, and a loss of taste and smell.
However, there are additional ones as well including fatigue, skin rash, loss of appetite, Diarrhoea, Hoarse voice, soreness in the eyes, hives, severe muscle pain, delirium, Nausea or vomiting, Dizziness or lightheadedness chest pain among others to be aware of.