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Five Things You Should Be Doing As Your State Reopens

As of right now over, 20 states plan to be reopening there doors this week. People are torn about whether this is a good idea or not. Will things get good or better? Will cases spike or drop? All these uncertainties have led to many conflicting reports, but what is true? Personally, if we do these five activities things will be a-okay.


Take It Easy

Just because stores, bars, and restaurants are reopening this doesn’t mean we should all do a mad dash out the door for them. In the early weeks of the reopening, we should continue practicing self-quarantine by taking things slow. If we all do a mad dash to these establishments we could easily jump-start the virus again. You should continue staying indoors for at least two weeks after the reopening and only go to businesses if you absolutely need to go to. If you need a haircut head to your barber, but if you are going just to socialize, stay home, please.


Continue Social Distancing

Even though everything is open doesn’t give you an excuse to crowd. Social distancing has been proven to be the number one reason COVID-19 spread has slowed down. This is a practice we should continue doing for at least two months afterward. By continuing social distancing we are weakening the virus by not giving it enough humans to grow in. Once a virus runs out a host material it’ll die.


Wash Your Hands

I never thought I would see the day that I would be telling you grown-a** adults to wash your hands, but unfortunately, I have too. You should wash your hands as frequently as possible. Soap and water kills a lot of germs and prevents you from spreading them to another person. You should practice good hand washing techniques whenever possible, especially after touching objects, before eating, when coughing or sneezing. Wash with warm water and Dial Gold bar soap (this is highly recommended by medical personnel as the best antimicrobial soap).


Maintain Cleanliness

On top of washing your hands, you should keep a clean house as well. By staying on top of the cleaning you’ll lower the risk of everyone in your home from getting sick. This is another way to stop the spread of COVID-19. This is more than just wiping the counters with a wet cloth and calling it a day. You should vacuum the carpets once a week to reduce dander. Sponges should be tossed every two weeks. You should give your home a deep clean treatment at least once a month for health.


Keep Your Chin Up

Just take a deep breath everybody. Things will get better soon. We as a country are very resilient. We survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, 9/11, and thousands of epidemics/pandemics, don’t let this little hiccup stop you from being the best you. This virus isn’t as bad as you think, so turn off the TV, log off Facebook, and go for a walk. You’ll do just fine.

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M.L. Lewis

Written by M.L. Lewis

M.L. Lewis is not new to the world of writing. She has written various short stories and poems throughout the years and has won multiple awards in art and literature. The highest honor she received was Poet of the Year in 2000, and again in 2005. A poem she wrote in honor of law enforcement can be seen in the book, Everything You Wanted to Know about the Heroes in Blue. She was also featured in Encounter magazine for the volunteer work she did for the United States troops. In 2010 she won Resident of the Year in a local newspaper titled The South Hills Messanger. Today, she spends her time increasing her knowledge on disaster preparedness while working on her Ph. D. in Paranormal Studies.

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