With so much talk about COVID-19 online, it can be hard to know what to believe. So, we’ve gathered advice and data from some of the most credible sources to help keep you and your family safe.
You may have heard “wash your hands” so much that it’s either become your involuntary mantra or you’ve tuned it out altogether. But thorough and regular handwashing really is one of the best defenses against COVID-19. What you might not have seen as often is how to do it correctly. Give this short video on proper handwashing technique a watch.
Then, check out this fun take on the different steps of handwashing that took the internet by storm!
Physical distancing, more commonly known as social distancing, remains one of the most powerful tools we have to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Below we’ve listed some links to high-quality resources from trustworthy organizations.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation“
University of Washington: “UW Team Illustrates the Adverse Impact of Visiting ‘Just One Friend’ During COVID-19 Lockdown”
New York Times: “For Runners, Is 15 Feet the New 6 Feet for Social Distancing?”
American Society for Nutrition: “Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
The Philadelphia Inquirer: “How to Keep Your Immune System Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic, According to Experts”
A Closer Look At COVID-19
We hope you found these resources informative and helpful. We are facing an unprecedented moment in our lives and it is normal to feel anxious or afraid. If we all do our part to keep ourselves and others healthy, we will get through this, stronger and more resilient. For daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We also post daily infectious disease news summaries on our blog.