Updated: Aug 24
As the country continues to combat COVID-19, it’s important to make sure you and your household are ready for a “new normal” which will dictate how we all live for the next several months and in the near future. As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your household in braving a post pandemic world.
We have compiled a list of helpful tips and verified information to help you and your family stay safe and COVID-proof your homes.
Household Health Tip #1: Educate yourself and your household
In a time of pandemic, correct and timely information may spell the difference between life and death. It’s important to make sure everyone at home is always updated with the latest scientific news and practical, helpful information about COVID-19 from trusted sources. It is everyone’s responsibility to educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and thus, prevent the spread of COVID-19. An example of this is knowing that cleaning and disinfecting are NOT the same.
Under the new normal, cleaning is not enough anymore. (Read here to know more about the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a set of helpful guidelines focused on household settings and are meant for the general public. They emphasized the importance of knowing the difference between simply cleaning and the new must: disinfecting. According to CDC: