The coronavirus pandemic is spreading at a very fast rate, and as parents, it is our duty to make sure that we will do everything to protect our kids.
Since the outbreak, most of the schools, non-essential businesses, and public places have shut down as part of precautionary measures.
Not only that, but governments are also asking people to practice social-distancing, stay at home all the time, and self-isolating if you have coronavirus symptoms.
Symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Flu-Like Symptoms
Brief History Of Coronavirus
The coronavirus was discovered in December 2019 and has no spread throughout the world. The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emerged from the city of Wuhan, China. The virus has spread to over 70 other countries, making it a pandemic.
Who Is At Risk Of The Virus?
Everyone is at risk of the coronavirus, however most of us are likely to recover from the virus.
According to the CDC, people with problems such as listed below are more likely to have problems from recovering from the virus.
- Older adults
- People with heart diseases
- People with diabetes
- People with respiratory issues
- People with a suppressed immune system
- People with blood pressure issues
How To Protect Your Family From The Virus?
Remember, there is no vaccine that can cure or prevent you from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19), so the best thing you can do is to stop the virus from getting to you or keep it to yourself and not spreading it.
Here are some things that you need to do so you can protect your family from contracting the virus:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash your hands with hand sanitizer that has at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid having contact with people.
- Practice-social distancing (stay at least 1 to 2 meters away from random people).
- Practice self-isolation if you have any symptoms of the virus.
- Keep your kids away from people.
- Do not have close contact with kids and senior citizens
- Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
- Clean and disinfect of your house on a regular basis
- Wash your kid toys
- Avoid touching your face
- Teach your kids how to wash their hands properly
- Avoid traveling
- Do not go to public gatherings
- Follow travel restrictions
- Follow state guidance
Note: If your child or family sh ow any signs of the virus, call your doctor right away and get immediate care.