How to Protect Your Family Amidst Coronavirus Concerns
As social media and news feeds continue to be flooded with information and worries over the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to become anxious about what you can do to protect yourself and those you love. We at Adoption Choices of Arizona are here to reassure you that while this is a worrisome time, the methods of protecting yourself aren’t too strenuous. Here are some tips on how to safeguard your family from coronavirus.
Stay away from crowds and anyone you don’t absolutely need to be around
You’ve probably heard this more times than you’d like to admit by now, but it’s true. As more evidence of community spread — that is, transmission of the virus between people in close proximity — comes to fruition, it’s best to avoid it as much as possible. Phoenix has already closed its restaurants and bars, and the Arizona Department of Health encourages people to avoid crowds. Steering clear of others can lower your risk and your worries.
Wash your hands frequently
The point to wash your hands after doing anything in public has been drilled into our heads for as long as most people can remember, but now, it’s time to make sure we do it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds every time you go out in public, blow your nose, cough, or sneeze. If you don’t have access to soap or water when you need them, keep hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol on you, and apply it. Clean regularly used surfaces around your house often, too.
Talk to someone you trust about your mental health
Mental health is bound to plummet as we practice “social distancing.” This is a crucial time to talk to those you love and are comfortable with about your mental health over the phone. Reciprocate the idea that you’d love to talk with these people about their mental health or whatever else is happening with them as well. There’s no better time than now to let someone know you have their back.
None of us have ever before experienced anything like the buzz that coronavirus has caused. It’s important to remember we all have each other to talk to and depend on during this time — just at least six feet away.
For more information or adoption resources, visit Adoption Choices of Arizona or text us at 1-480-900-5520.