#FridayFive: Five Ways to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Friday Five

It seems like this post is needed, because the numbers aren’t going down. In fact, they’re only on the up and it’s only getting worse here in America.

We’re ok for the moment here in New York, but as we see all of the southern states start to spike again, it’s only a matter of time before things start getting worse here in the Big Apple.

So here are five things that you can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. And they’re really not hard.

1. WEAR A MASK

It’s really not that hard to do. No, it’s not a chin guard and yes, it should cover your nose as well. Why is it in your bag? Why is it in your hand? How’s that going to save anybody’s life?

Wear your mask if you’re outside, if you’re in a shop, if you’re in your own building, if you’re in an elevator, if you’re waiting in line. Just wear a mask.

The numbers speak for themselves.

2. WASH YOUR HANDS

Anti-bac should be second nature by now. You should have anti-bac gel in your house and on your person at all times. They sell them in very small bottles, so there is no excuse that the bottle is too big to carry around.

After you do your shopping, wash your hands. After you touch something public, wash your hands. When you step into your house after being outside, wash your hands.

It’s really that simple. Just wash your hands.

3. STOP TOUCHING THINGS

When you touch something, you transfer the germs from your hands and fingers. So to help stop the spread of COVID-19, try not to touch anything you don’t intend to use or buy.

You’d think this along with the others that I’ve mentioned would be common sense, but it seems for a lot of people, it really isn’t.

So when you go into a shop, try not to touch something you won’t buy. When you use a door, try if you can, not to use the door handle (if it’s a push-door, obviously).

Ordering online helps this a great deal as I’ve been to the clothes shops and there are a lot of hands on a lot of items.

4. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING

To some, the corona may no longer exist because restrictions have been relaxed and things seem back to normal, but it’s still here and it’s only getting worse. Sorry to say.

But when you do go out, and you do start visiting bars and restaurants, keep social distancing from those around you.

When you’re in the mall and on an escalator, keep your distance. When you’re in a queue, keep your distance. When you’re walking around town, keep your distance.

5. DON’T TRAVEL UNNECESSARILY

Here in America we’re seeing a lot of states spike in their numbers of cases. It’s not looking good and I think it may only be a matter of time before the numbers start to rise in New York and New Jersey.

To help stop the spread, it’s wise to not travel to other states, to other countries or other cities if you can help it.

Currently, there are quarantine rules in place here in New York that say you have to quarantine for two weeks if you go to a list of states. The list is only growing and it seems we’re having a repeat of what happened before.

Phase 3 in both New York and New Jersey has already been suspended, given what’s happening in the southern states, but we don’t mind as we already have outdoor dining, so don’t mind waiting for indoor dining to open up.

Let’s just all try to do our best, be smart and follow the above steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

This blog post was not sponsored by Governor Cuomo, although I wish that it was.

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