5 Ways You Can Protect Your Family from the Coronavirus

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(Newswire.net — April 26, 2020) — 

The coronavirus has been one of the most transformative outbreaks in well over a century. Over the past month, people all over the world have been directly affected by the pandemic. Due to this, all people need to make sure that they are diligent when it comes to protecting themselves, their families, and their homes. By following these five tips, you can do a great job of protecting everyone you care about from the coronavirus.

Consistent Deep Cleaning

One of the best things that you can do to protect your family from the coronavirus is to consistently keep your home clean. The coronavirus can spread very easily and it can stay active on surfaces for days at a time. Due to this, it is important that you keep your home as clean as possible. This means cleaning up the kitchen and bathrooms while disinfecting the counters and other fixtures, having your carpets cleaned, and washing floors. Disinfecting these areas will help to ensure they are not able to hold live particles with the virus.

Social Distancing

The practice of social distancing is something that has been widely followed and enforced over the past month. In many communities across the country, it is a basic requirement that people are obligated to follow. However, not everyone is as careful as they should be. If you want to protect your loved ones from the coronavirus, it is important that you are as strict about social distancing as possible. This means spending a lot of time inside, avoiding crowds, and staying more than six feet away from everyone. Any tasks that can be avoided or altered to lessen the time needed to be spent around others is a good idea. By avoiding others outside of your household, the chance of bringing it in is reduced.

Monitor What Comes into your Home

While most people are careful about spending time closely with others, you ultimately still need to bring outside food and other personal items into your home. This can be a concern as the virus could theoretically live on a box for several days. Due to this, you should take precautions about what you bring into your home. For items that do not need to be placed into a fridge or freezer, you should place the items to the side for a few days. Any item that you need to bring in immediately should be disinfected fully.


While you can do all that you can to keep your family safe, ultimately your children and other family members will need to make some decisions for themselves. It is important to educate your children about the realities of the situation and what can be done to protect against this risk. While you should try not to scare them too much, they need to understand what the risks are and what choices can be made to reduce this risk. This can then help anyone to make smarter choices and protect themselves.

Good Hygiene

Ultimately, following good hygiene processes is one of the best things that you can do to avoid the coronavirus. For most people, this means washing your hands as frequently as possible. You should also try and avoid touching your face, especially if you are in a public space. Those that do have a cold should avoid leaving home, but should aim to sneeze onto the inside of their elbow as opposed to their hands. Doing this can help you to avoid germs and can slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Overall, the coronavirus is certainly something that all people need to take seriously. While it is very concerning seeing the spread of the disease across the world, those that are diligent will be able to protect themselves and their families. By following these tips, you can help to protect your home and your family from the outbreak.