Though the Riskovery team agrees that today takes a back seat to Earth Day, with the uncertain times we are all living in, we think it’s important to bring attention to World Health and Safety Day 2020.
Never head of World Health and Safety Day? Today we support a global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In light of COVID-19, the theme of World Health and Safety Day 2020 is to “support Nurses and Midwives in context to the pandemic”. Though we’re sure you’ve seen these facts all over the news, Riskovery has provided our top tips to help you and your organization stay healthy.
Tips to Stay Healthy during the pandemic
- Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks).
- Launder items including washable plush toys as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely.
- Social Distance
Know How COVID-19 Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through:
- People who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Touching surfaces that have came into contact with the virus
Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse.
- Bluish lips or face.
- This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
It’s important to remember that we’re all in this together. Support World Health and Safety Day by keeping yourself and your neighbors as safe as possible.