As stated by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently, there is no vaccine available for the new coronavirus, COVID-19; therefore, the only way to prevent it is to avoid being exposed to it. This virus mainly spreads from person-to-person that is why physical distancing is critical. Below are some of the basic protective measures against COVID-19, such as:
1. Physical DistanceIf there is no emergency to go out, then try to stay at home as much as possible. Also, avoid close contact with people who are sick. It is important to note that some people may not show the symptoms, but they still may be able to spread the disease. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
2. Clean your Hands more OftenLook at is as a way out of this disease. Wash your hands frequently using water and soap for at least 20 seconds, especially after being at a public place or after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If washing hands is not possible, then use hand sanitizers containing at least 60% of alcohol and cover all surfaces of your hands. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Cover your Mouth and NoseWhen you go out in public like a grocery store, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover. There is a chance that you may spread COVID-19, even if you don’t feel sick. This way, you can protect others in case you are infected.
4. Cover Coughs and SneezesWhenever you cough or sneeze, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue paper or use the inside of your elbow, and throw the used tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If you have any questions related to COVID-19 or our dental services, feel free to call Kipling Family Dentistry at (416) 614-6633.