How to Shield Yourself from CoronaVirus – Back To College Tips
The coronavirus pandemic has hit students in a multitude of ways and the negative impressions are particularly high for college students. The circumstances that college students and their families now face calls for a discussion about safety and health.
We know from media reports that college campuses have become hot spots of coronavirus transmission, which can be terrifying to students and parents whose academies chose to welcome them in-person this winter.
In concern with the students’ health, we’ve listed some tips below focused on safety and prevention of COVID-19 transmission to help you stay healthy at college and take care of yourself if you’ve contracted a virus.
Back To College Tips by Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Know-How it Spreads
- The most reliable way to prevent sickness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person.
- Among people who are in close contact with one another (within around 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets exposed when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- People who are standing close to them will probably breathe the droplets into the lungs through mouth or nose.
- Some modern researches have recommended that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not exposing symptoms.
Clean Your Hands Often
- Clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds particularly after you have been in a commonplace, or after coughing, or sneezing.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, When u can’t access soap and water.
- Avoid touching your face with dirty hands.
Avoid Close Contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Set distance between yourself and other people.
- Remember that some people without signs may be able to spread the virus.
- This is mainly relevant for people who are at greater risk of getting very sick.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose With mask or a cloth When Around Others
- Infected people could spread COVID-19 to others even if they do not look sick.
- Everyone should wear a cover mouth and nose when they are in public.
- The mask is intended to shield other people in case you are affected.
- Do NOT use a facemask suggested for a healthcare worker.
- Covering your mouth and nose is not a replacement for social distancing. So always keep a distance from others.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
- Get a tissue to cover your face when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the waste.
Clean and Disinfect
- Disinfect the commonly touched places regularly, Like light switches, countertops, handles, desks, tables, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks etc.
- If surfaces are infected, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
What to Do if You Get Sick at College
Take Care of Yourself
“If you’re ill, staying at home and resting is by far the most effective way of getting healthy,”.
This means resting, consuming healthy, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding contact with other people.
Let Your Professors Know
If you’re sick for a couple of days, have really bad symptoms, or simply don’t feel right, intimate your professors via mobile or walk into the campus health centre to get a check-up from a medical specialist. They can give valuable information and support that can assist you to battle your sickness.
Keep your professors updated about your position through email if your sickness worsens.
With Winter break around the corner, flocks of students will also be moving both domestically and internationally. This could double the chance of contracting coronavirus, or another illness, So here we emphasize and marking the need for sanitary habits that will prevent the spread of sickness back on campus.