7. Wipe Down Food Containers from Takeout and Delivery
Supporting local food businesses at this time is a great idea. Most places deliver, and Uber Eats now offers a “Leave at Door” delivery option. This may seem like a safe way to get your food. Yes, it is safer due to the fact that you do not have to go into public to get your food, but don’t get too comfortable. Remember to wipe down the outside of containers from all delivery and takeout orders. If the utensils are not in plastic wrap, do not use them. Do not use the napkins provided either. Wash your hands thoroughly after cleaning the containers, and transfer the food immediately to new containers if you have any available.
6. Disinfect Your Car
The vessel that connects you to the outside world is your car. If you are not cleaning your car, you are risking contaminating your home. If the virus is lingering in and on your car, closing your car door can transfer the virus to your front door. To prevent this, wipe down your car’s steering wheel and handles inside and out.
5. Use a Humidifier
Because the virus is new, there is still a lot more research that needs to be done to understand it. There is early evidence that suggests using a humidifier may make it harder for the virus to spread. Other similar viruses, like influenza, spread more easily when the air is dry. Set your humidifier to 50% to possibly prevent the spreading of the virus.