Patient Comments: COVID-19 Prevention Tips - Advice

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What steps have you taken to prevent infection with COVID-19? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: bluegs, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 12

To prevent infection with COVID-19 I wear a mask, preferably N95, when out. Social distancing is not enough, the virus spreads by aerosols that are airborne for hours (Wuhan hospital study). Aerosols are produced just by breathing (Seattle choir etc.). Wear gloves and never touch your face. When I come home, I wash my clothes and take a shower, and leave anything I've used (shoes, wallet, keys) in the garage to quarantine for a few days. I wash items for inside use with detergent first, and quarantine mail before opening.

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