Avoiding Viruses During The Winter Season

Whether it’s the Coronavirus or the flu, you can take some easy steps to be safer this winter!

Wash Your Hands!

The best and simplest way to avoid any viruses during the winter is to consistently and effectively wash your hands. The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds after you’ve applied soap, otherwise, you might not be killing all the germs. This is the single most important step to making sure you aren’t passing along the flu or any other viruses that might be contagious this season.

Get Vaccinated for the Flu

While flu vaccinations vary in effectiveness from year to year, it is always a good idea to get vaccinated. You might be miserable when you get the flu, but it can be downright fatal for the elderly or high-risk groups. Receiving a vaccine is an easy way to help stop the spread of the flu, no matter if the vaccination was effective or not. Even a less effective vaccination year can still stop the spread of a strain of the flu. Just remember, you’re doing it for the people who aren’t able to because they’re too sick or high risk.

Avoid Close Contact With Sick People

When you don’t live with them, try to avoid contact with sick people. Make sure to thoroughly disinfect everything belonging to a sick person as soon as you find out that they are sick. Avoid close contact with them and ensure that other people are aware and keep themselves healthy as well. When you are a sick person, try to keep your contact with everyone else to a minimum. Stay home and do your best not to spread germs!

Wash Your Hands! 

(Especially After Touching Things In Public/Communal Areas)

We can’t underscore enough how important it is to wash your hands. This is especially true right before eating and after you touch things in a public/communal space. It can go a long way to preventing the spread of viruses to make sure that you aren’t accidentally a vehicle for it to infect a new space. Washing your hands can make a difference in the fight against the flu and coronavirus.