As if cold and flu season couldn’t get any worse, the spread of COVID-19 (commonly referred to as coronavirus) has caused worldwide health concerns. As the disease spreads, institutions are beginning to shut down, and people are starting to take precautions for the sake of their health. Now that cases of the disease have increased in Pennsylvania, we at Busy Bee Cleaning Company want to remind you that this is a preventable disease. In fact, a significant number of people who have been confirmed to have contracted it have since recovered. Still, this is a global health concern that should be taken seriously, so we encourage you to adhere to the following tips to stay healthy and prevent its further spread.
Thoroughly Wash Your Hands
If you remember one thing regarding the spread of this disease, it should be the importance of washing your hands. No, we aren’t talking about just running your hands under water after using the restroom. If your hands are dirty, be sure to wash them with soap and warm water until they are thoroughly cleaned. The standard rule of thumb is to make sure you are washing for at least 20 seconds. To adhere to this, we recommend singing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice while washing, and by the end, you should be done.
Stay Home If You’re Sick
Even if you don’t have any of the major symptoms of the coronavirus (fever, cough, and shortness of breath), preventing the spread of any germs or sickness is more important now than ever. If you feel like you’re coming down with something, don’t try to tough it out! Check with your company to see if working from home is an option if you don’t feel like using a sick day, and if your children are sick, keep them home from school to avoid exposure to further illness.
Limit Touching Your Face
Touching your face, eyes, and mouth are the most common ways that infections can get into your body, and with a global disease starting to spread, it’s all the more critical to avoid this whenever possible. Your face has multiple cavities, making it the perfect entryway for germs to enter your system. As an alternative to touching with your hands, use a towel to wipe off any moisture or sweat, a tissue for runny noses, and a cotton swab for cleaning your ears.
Keep Your Home Clean
One of the most effective ways of keeping germs and disease out of your home is by making sure your house is clean and sanitized – especially when it comes to your kitchen and bathroom. Busy Bee Cleaning Company is happy to provide house cleaning services to Newtown Square, PA and its surrounding areas to those who want to keep their home safe from the coronavirus and may not have the time to clean.
As long as you follow these tips, you should be safe from the spread of coronavirus. You don’t have to rush to the stores to stock up on hand sanitizer and face masks. Instead, take the standard precautions you would take to protect yourself from any disease. For further info on how our cleaning services in Berwyn, PA and beyond can help keep you safe from disease, give Busy Bee Cleaning a buzz at 610-624-1650 today!