How to protect your home and family from Coronavirus - Mellanni's list

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How to protect your home and family from Coronavirus - Mellanni's team list

Every day we hear about coronavirus probably a hundred of times and now we all know how to protect ourselves: keep our hands clean, stay away from crowded places, avoid touching your face, etc. While the virus is spreading all over the place, it doesn't care if you are at work or staying at home, so now the top priority is to be cautious where you reside.

We prepared a short summary of recommendations from reliable resources (WHO, CDC) on how to secure your home and family from the virus. Every Mellanni team member also follows these rules, so we share them from our
family to yours.

It is highly recommended to limit close contact with others as much as possible. Stay in touch with others by phone or email. Discourage children and teens from gathering in the yard while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of the virus. Cancel pajamas party you planned tonight.

If you were outside for some reason, leave your coats, bags and shoes by the doorway when you came in. Everything that could have possibly been sneezed on, coughed on, breathed on or touched should stay at the doorway. Prepare a handy set of clean home clothes and shoes by the door. The virus shall not pass!

Wash your hands with warm water and soap for about 20 seconds before hugging, kissing and handshaking. Don't touch the bathroom doorknob and light switch with the clean palms - use a tissue, an
elbow or the back of your hand instead. Wash your hands thoroughly after visiting The Chamber of Secrets [restroom].

Clean your phone/tablet/notebook with an alcohol wipe, preferably over 60% (if this is not prohibited by the manufacturer). You can use a screen cleaner, glasses cleaner, or universal wipes on your device, either option will do the job. Every Mellanni team member has now a new daily routine of cleaning the workplace at the end of their workday.

Keep your home clean. Cleaning and disinfecting are an important part of protecting your home from all viruses including COVID-19. Focus on the surfaces and objects that everyone in your home touches frequently (e.g. tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, faucets, etc.) - use a regular household disinfectant.

Wash your clothes more often, especially the ones you dropped off at the doorway. Experts say that it's not really the high temperature that kills the viruses and germs, it's the soap or a detergent that does.

Change your bed sheets every 2 or 3 days and never wear street clothes on your bed. Clean the bedspread, the shams and duvet cover often.

Practice everyday preventive actions (see the p.1) and healthy lifestyle – including proper diet, enough sleep, and exercise. Connect with loved ones at home and virtually with other family and friends.

 

It is normal to feel sad, angry or confused during this period. Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from the news. Connect with family and friends, share your concerns and how you are feeling with people you trust. 

In our next blog post, we will give you some fresh ideas and interesting resources that you can use to occupy your time and have some fun. 

 

Stay healthy,
Mellanni team

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