Ways To Avoid Catching A Virus From Family Members

It can be a worry if you share a household with someone who may be suffering from a virus. It’s very hard to keep a distance from family members and can prove to be quite a difficult task. Below are a few things yourself and your family members can do to fight a virus and avoid becoming infected within your own walls.

The best way to avoid bringing anything in from the outside world is to disinfect clothing, items and more as soon as you walk through the door.

Leave shoes outside, leave clothing in a garage or in a bag, use disposable gloves to pick anything up and wash your hands and body as soon as possible. It’s best to wash potentially contaminated laundry as you normally would, but use the warmest appropriate water setting.

It’s advised to disinfect your phone and your wallet when you arrive home as well as items like water bottles, wallets, and more. Make sure you scrub your body with soap and hot water and pay attention to areas that may have come into direct contact with germs and bacteria. Make sure to disinfect the shower handle afterwards and anything you have touched before you washed your body.

Things to keep disinfected:

  • Cabinet Handles
  • Countertops
  • Doorknobs Oven Knobs/Microwave Buttons
  • Sinks
  • Tables
  • Toilets
  • Remotes
  • Faucets
  • Keyboards
  • Light
  • Switches
  • Phones

Keep clean and germ free!