Ok before jumping in to what everyone is talking about right now I want to share some good news. This week I started a second job! And better than having two jobs it’s a blogging job. Right now I’m setting up a blog for a company and pretty soon I will start writing whatever they tell me to write. All I can say right now is that it’s for an insurance company.
But instead of celebrating about a new job and being lucky to have not only one but two jobs, I have to be afraid. We all have to be afraid and very cautious of the Coronavirus. Everywhere you go, that’s all you hear, all you see and read in the news. Right now in Puerto Rico everyone is taking precautions but there are probably more cases of Covid-19 than they want us to know, so far there are 11 cases. Five cases were sent to the CDC and another 6 cases were sent by the veterans hospital.
I do everything I can to stay clean and keep everything at work clean too. I always carry hand sanitizer in my purse and am very ridiculous about washing my hands and now I wash them even more. I hear people around me with the same worries and asking others for hand sanitizer, which is good because it means that people are washing their hands.
What scares me the most is my grandparents and other elderly people who are very vulnerable. We are trying as is recommended to get them to limit social contact. I can’t even kiss them when I see them or say goodbye, which I always do.
I really hope they find a medication to control this so we can go back to our regular lives. While we wait for this to get under control the CDC has a list of steps to keep everyone safe:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
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