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Top Ten Recommendations for Households and Businesses in order to Combat Coronavirus COVID-19

Updated: Jul 27

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Scanning electron microscope image of COVID-19 (Source: NIH)

The below recommendations were developed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH), and World Health Organization (WHO) information releases on Coronavirus COVID-19.




1. Adopt a new focus on washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose.

(CDC Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Key Facts)



The CDC recommends washing hands to combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.


2. If you have not recently washed your hands, please avoid your mouth, nose, and eyes.

(CDC Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Key Facts)



COVID-19 Coronavirus (NIH)

3. If you are sick then stay home in order to reduce the risk of the spread of infection.

(CDC Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Key Facts)





4. Seek medical attention if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have traveled recently from or live in an area with an ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 infection in the population.

(CDC Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Key Facts)





5. Epidemiological Studies on Coronavirus Transmission

“Epidemiological studies have shown that MERS-CoV can transmit between people who are in close contact, such as family members or patients being treated in clinical settings. Outbreaks have been closely linked to hospital settings.”

NIH, Tracking Coronavirus Transmission



"Outbreaks have been closely linked to hospital settings.”, NIH


If outbreaks have been “closely linked” to visits that include close contact with those with COVID-19 Coronavirus disease then those exposed to individuals should follow all recommended quarantine and isolation procedures in order to protect themselves and those around them (NIH). In summary, do not go to the hospital if you do not have to.





6. Create a household or business plan of action.

“A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time in your community. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community actions designed to help keep people healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19, and slow the spread of the disease. Local public health officials may make recommendations appropriate to your local situation.”

CDC, Get Your Home Ready


The details of your household or business plan in preparation for disruption due to Coronavirus COVID-19 should be based on the detailed needs of your household or business activities. This plan should include the dismissal of schools and various businesses closed for an indeterminate amount of time.





7. Prepare for unanticipated travel to support others such as family members, business offices, etc and make arrangements early for actions needed while you’re away.





8. Aerosol-Generating Procedures

“Take Precautions When Performing Aerosol-Generating Procedures (AGPs)”

Be sure to wear the proper eye protection, respirator, gloves, and gown when deploying aerosols and be very wary of spraying near those without protections

(CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Settings).





COVID-19 Coronavirus (NIH)


9. Prepare to manage visitor access and movement in your home or business.

(CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Settings)





10. Implement Engineering Controls

In order to reduce or eliminate exposures to COVID-19, design and install engineering controls and shield infected individuals from others.

(CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Settings)





Examples of Engineering Controls would be where if one person in a household is tested positive for COVID-19 then others in the home could protect themselves by moving a small refrigerator or cooler with food and drinks to the segregated area.





This action, as well as others such as dedicated bathrooms, would help shield others from Coronavirus and still provide comfort to those ill with COVID-19


Sources: CDC, NIH, WHO


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