- Avoid Handshake – The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Follow Indian traditional way of Namaste instead. Don’t feel bad about not shaking hands, you are not being disrespectful. You are only trying to keep everyone healthy & safe.
- Maintain social distance – Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of the virus.
- Wear a mask – Cover your mouth & nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Take utmost precaution while disposing the tissues in the trash. Wear a mask (if need be) which avoids the contact of respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Hand wash – A person can get the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his/her own mouth, nose or eyes. Wash your hands frequently with soap for about 20 seconds in flowing water or use an alcohol-based (~60%) hand sanitizer.
- Hand Gloves – Wear hand gloves while you are stepping out of the house in case of need. Be responsible & cautious while throwing the gloves into a trash container after you are back home and wash your hands immediately. If no gloves are worn, be sure to wash your hands.
- Work From Home – Avoid face to face meetings, travel to the workplace or anywhere outside unless there is a dire need. Adapt to work from home, connect with your team/clients online using various Audio/Video apps.
- Stay home – Avoid visiting public / crowded places or social gatherings to a large extent. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and be sure to wash your hands after you are back home from super market / bazaars.
- Clean and disinfect – Clean and disinfect frequently the surfaces/areas touched daily which includes the groceries that are delivered to your door steps.
- Stay up to date – Do not panic, watch TV news or follow other media channels to keep updated on what’s happening outside your home.