Dear TLC family,
We hope you all are staying safe and healthy while we are waiting for school to resume. We all hope it won’t be too long from now. Meanwhile, we would like to share some tips with you on how to stay safe and healthy in the current coronavirus situation. The health advice is adapted from the World Health Organization (WHO).
1. Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if your hands are not visibly dirty.
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer eliminates the virus.
2. Practice respiratory hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or a tissue. Discard the tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevents the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.
3. Maintain social distance
Maintain at least 1, but preferably 2 meters (3-6 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
When someone who is infected with a respiratory disease, like CoViD-19, coughs, or sneezes, they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.
4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces that can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Contact your health care provider.
Whenever you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious conditions. Respiratory symptoms with fever can have a range of causes, and depending on your personal travel history and circumstances, CoViD-19 could be one of them.
6. Avoid visiting live animal markets, wet markets or animal product markets
These types of markets may not be the most sanitary, and the chances of catching the disease can be greater there.
7. Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products
Handle raw meat, milk, or animal organs with care.
It helps to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods.
February 20, 2020