Tips for Protecting Your Home From COVID-19

Keeping viruses and Covid-19 out of your home might be causing you some stress. The good news is that by following a few simple tips you can radically reduce the chances of Covid-19 spreading into your home.

Gather Outside

This is a simple tip. Rather than inviting someone to your home, it is better to meet up in an outdoor space. Want to catch up with a friend. A coffee shop with outdoor seating or a walk in the park is going to be safer than meeting in your home. Keep at least 3 feet away from anyone not living in your home. Wear a mask when in public places.

Keep The Air Clean

Keep the air inside your home free from Covid-19. There are a few options for keeping the air inside your home free of the virus. One easy solution that works when the weather is fine is to just keep windows open and have fresh air circulate through your home.

When the outside weather is not ideal you will want to keep windows closed to either heat or cool your home. In this case, there are two other solutions. You can install an air scrubber to kill Covid-19 in your home. This St. Louis HVAC company offers in home air purifiers for COVID that are based on NASA technology and actively kills the viruses in your home. Another option is to install an HVAC system with Hepa filters.

Surfaces

Even though Covid-19 primarily spreads from person to person through proximity and the air it is not impossible for it to spread by touching surfaces that have been infected. It is a good precaution to clean surfaces. Clean commonly touched surfaces with household detergents. Countertops, tables, and desks should all be cleaned regularly. 

Use disposable alcohol wipes to wipe commonly touched objects like doorknobs, TV remotes, light switches, and computer keyboards. Also, remember to sanitize your phone and tablet as these are commonly used outside your home and can bring viruses into your house. 

Quarantine

If anyone living in your home has tested positive it is a good idea to quarantine them as far as possible. A good solution is to give them a separate bedroom and bathroom if possible. Have them use their own dishes and bedding and make sure to wash these thoroughly. They can also wear a mask in common areas to protect the other inhabitants of your home as far as possible. Nothing is foolproof, but it might be possible to limit the exposure of more people by following these simple tips.

Sanitize

Be sure to sanitize your hand when entering your home. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol. Even if you sanitize your hands often it is a good habit to not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Another good habit is to leave your shoes at the front door and not wear the same shoes outside and inside your home. 

Nothing is 100% foolproof, but by having good habits and following the above simple tips you can drastically reduce the spread of Covid-19. It is not worth living in fear, stress can lower our immune system, but please be safe.

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My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

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