America is facing the flu, and this one has proven to be an extremely virulent strain—the COVID-19 Coronavirus. When you turn on the TV, all you hear is “We have to start social distancing.”
What is social distancing? You might hear this term a lot in the news. Because of the high mortality rate of this virus, the CDC has begun recommending we start to practice social distancing, and part of social distancing is spending a lot of time isolated from others.
There are some other ways you can protect yourself from germs and viruses during this season.
- Create a household plan of action: What will you do if you need to go to the hospital (animals, family, etc.) what happens if the electricity goes off (lighting, charging ability, etc.)
- Know who needs to be in your plan (family, friends, work).
- Find out the local organizations that deal with support and resources.
- Make a list of all emergency services. ‘
Practice good personal health habits
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay out of public areas if you get sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow.
- WASH, WASH, WASH your hands—for at least 20 seconds.
- If you live with others and someone gets sick, isolate them to their own room.
- Keep 6 ft of distance between yourself and others in public.
Likewise, there are two other distinct possibilities. First, your school may be closed and you will be required to work online. If that happens, you must be prepared for all the needs of being online.
- Have enough computers for the entire household.
- Have internet
- Remember that pens and paper are still great resources.
If it is work you need to consider:
- Become versed in your employer’s plans of action.
- Be proactive (Your employers deserves your utmost attention to detail)
- Know how to network.
Because we are a technological society, we can survive these emergency situations, but make no mistake, if you aren’t prepared, it can seriously hamper your ability to effectively be productive. We wrote another article about Staying Focused Working from Home During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.
Another addition to your toolkit is Wing! We can help you be ultimately prepared for all your needs, including the need for social distancing and isolation! Wing allows you to conduct business outside the home without your presence needed. Whether it is getting your clothes pressed, your meals brought in, or organizing meetings, Wing can take care of all your needs.
Please take care during this precarious time, and Wing wishes all of you success and prosperity.