5 Tips on How Stay Healthy When Living with Roommates

In the words of Brooks, “the world went and got itself in a big damn hurry” this past week. It’s undeniable, the week before was vastly different from the week before. All of us are hunkering down in an effort to stay healthy. Nevertheless, there does seem to be a ray of light on the horizon. The most important thing is stay healthy and remain healthy. Here are 5 Tips recommended by the CDC to keep you (and others) healthy and safe.

How to Avoid Getting Sick

 Wash Your Hands Often

Simple. Easy. Colloquial. The CDC recommends that you wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. A good way to practice this while ensuring that you met the minimum time limit is to sing a song. Here’s an example of how you can get your creative juices flowing to ensure you wash your hands for the recommended time.


Social Distancing

This doesn’t have to be that challenging to understand. If you’re living with roommates and everyone is still healthy, draw a line around your team and avoid contact with others outside your crew. At this amount the CDC recommends to avoid close contact with people who are sick, but because of the nature of the virus, we are requested to social distance ourselves from anyone we haven’t been in contact with recently and stay home. In addition, if you do go out for absolute essentials, stay a minimum of 6′ away from others, especially those who are sick


What to Do If You’re Sick

If you are sick (except to get medical care), stay at home and self-isolate, rest, and avoid contact with others. In addition, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and immediately wash your hands. Furthermore, it is recommend you wear a face-mask when around others. Finally, anyone caring for you should where a mask as well and wash their hands often, while disinfecting common areas. If you do get sick and are getting worse, follow the additional guidelines for the sick by the CDC.

Disinfect and Clean

If you are ‘clean-freak,’ it’s your time to shine. The CDC recommends to disinfect and clean all touch surfaces daily, if not more. What does that include? It includes:

  • Sinks
  • Tables
  • Door Knobs
  • Phones
  • Faucets
  • Keyboards
  • Toilets

Use a product like Lysol or any product that contains diluted bleach. Those are the most effective products when dealing with COVID-19.

Zukin Realty’s Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19

At Zukin Realty we’re taking extra precautions for all West Chester student rentals and our non-student, places for rent to help combat this unprecedented virus. Click here to read our official statement. Stay healthy & safe everyone.

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