As a 24-year firefighter and the owner of a sanitizing and decontamination business, many people have asked me how to stay safe during the COVID crisis.
As a firefighter and family man, I try to follow these guidelines and tips at work and home to keep not only myself and family healthy, but to help stop the spread of this horrible disease. Specialists, such as doctors and the CDC, have come out with guidelines and advice for us to follow.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine. (I realize each person has a right to choose what is best for themselves, so please make this decision based on your own beliefs)
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who do not live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to beexposed to COVID-19.
- 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.
- Remove shoes at your door. If you have toddlers, keep in mind that you are carrying in bacteria and tracking it on the floor.
- Get plenty of rest and eat healthy, stay hydrated, and take your vitamins to keep your immune system healthy.
- Clean and sanitize your home and workplace on a regular basis.