How to Avoid Contacts With the Coronavirus
The world’s greatest communicators – medical staff and health care workers – have the most important job of all: keeping everyone else safe from deadly disease. Every day, there are new reports on new diseases, on the possibility of new diseases, on how best to protect people.
When something touches your face, even a Lone Ranger costume, or an inflatable child that you keep in your bed to protect from contact with the deadly Covid-19 virus, you’ll need to make it absolutely clean. After all, your mouth is not an airtight roll of paper towel.
As mentioned above, if you handle a body through the use of gloves or other similar articles of clothing, and the person’s hands are wet, don’t go any further than your own hands. You may have been careless, but it isn’t good practice to go around and use your own hands without removing any of the water. Even with the most meticulous of hands, it can be nearly impossible to dry them completely.
It’s best to wear a hand wash, especially if you are wearing gloves. If there’s a chance that the hands could come into contact with the virus, it makes sense to wear gloves, and then a hand wash, after any cleanup of the face.
Handwash is a good idea after any activity where you have to work with the hands, even just a quick tap or brush through the house. Even if you’ve never used a hand wash and are used to washing the hands daily, you’ll probably find yourself getting too much water on them. If this happens, you should remove the hands from the water and soak them for a few minutes, then rinse off with clean water.
If you do happen to spill something on your hand that would potentially infect a person or their facial area, don’t try to put it on your face. Don’t touch it until the water has completely run off of the surface.
If you aren’t able to shower, don’t wear clothing that is soiled by bodily fluids. This includes anything you touch or rub on the face, such as an inflatable child, or foam doll that is left on the floor of the hospital room, for example. It’s important to make sure that the area is completely dry before putting anything back on your body.
The greatest care is to wear goggles or masks when you are around sick patients and others with the very contagious virus, including health care workers. You also want to protect yourself from possible contamination by wearing a special face mask if you don’t already have one, which is designed to help keep your mouth and nose completely closed.
Hands are particularly risky, since they come into contact with people’s faces and other body parts. The virus spreads through droplets and blood, and it can enter the mucous membranes and bloodstream. This means that if you are in close contact with a person who is infected, your hands are at risk.
Make sure that you keep your hands clean and dry and disinfected in the glove area. If your hands have been exposed, don’t use anything else in the area, including the restroom.
The face is where the virus gets its most widespread access, so it’s important to keep the face as clean and dry as possible. Wash your face several times each day, using a good disinfectant if necessary. This includes either hand sanitizer or hand washes that contain bleach.
Keep in mind that the virus may be more easily spread to someone who has an open sore in their mouth, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your mouth and nose as clean as possible. You still need to keep hands as clean as you can keep your face, because if they are contaminated, they will also be contaminated.