The goal is to limit exposure as much as possible and avoid being a source of infection without knowing it. It is important to remember that a person can be infected, but not show signs of illness. In these cases, the virus is equally transmissible.
If you have to visit a relative, it is necessary to take your temperature beforehand and, if you have signs of a fever, cancel the visit. If not, you can go following these prevention measures:
- Upon arrival, perform hand hygiene and dry them with disposable paper.
- Avoid physical contact (greeting with a kiss, hugging, and shaking hands), keeping a safe distance of 1.5 meters.
- Avoid being in the same room with more than three people.
- Look for open and ventilated places.
- Keep your nails short and do not wear rings, bracelets, watches, and other accessories.
- Older people should not receive visits at home from people with respiratory infections of any kind.
- At the end of the visit, wash your hands again with soap and water.
- Disinfect all frequently touched surfaces before and after visits.
Because COVID-19 spreads from person to person, reducing the ways people come into close contact with others is essential to lower the chances of infection.
At ABC Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine, we can provide you with specialized care. Contact us!
Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).