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\Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we do everything in our power to stay healthy. Our health organizations regularly release updates on the best way to keep safe during these uncertain times, but there are a few key things everyone can do to keep themselves, and other safe. They are easy to implement and worth the slight extra effort.

Wash your hands

In most cases, you will have to leave the house to get groceries at one point. Whenever you come into contact with another person a new option, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. Clean the backs of your hands, your palms, your knuckles, and in between your fingers for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you do not have access to soap and water for whatever reason, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

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Social distance

When you are around someone you do not live with, keep a minimum of six feet between each other. At this distance, if the person sneezes or coughs, you should be able to avoid breathing in the droplets that are sprayed from this that could contain the virus.

Avoid touching your face

We often rub our eyes or noses throughout the day, and it is crucial you avoid this. Surfaces contain the virus for up three days, and if you touch a surface and then your mouth, nose, or eyes, you open yourself to the possibility of transferring the virus. Do what you can to avoid touching your face.\

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Practice proper respiratory hygiene

Since we were children, we were told to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze. This is especially important today. Use a tissue when you sneeze or cough, and if you do not have one, use your inner elbow.

If you have cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention early

It is always suggested that if you do not fell well, stay home. Doctors are overworked, so do not go to a clinic unless your symptoms are unmanagable or you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing together. Call ahead to your doctor’s office so the staff can take necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in case you carry the virus.

Overall, make sure you stay healthy, safe, hydrated, and positive. Remember, this will come to an end.