Wear a face mask in public places
Especially in areas of high transmission and where it is more difficult to maintain 6 feet distance..
Don’t make shopping trips a source of entertainment
You don’t want this, and you want to limit your exposure to others. So shop swiftly and efficiently.
Enough with the fingertips: Use your knees, feet, elbows and knuckles instead
If you’re still pressing buttons for walk signs with your fingertips, stop. Any time you have to open a door, push a button, pull a lever or digitally sign for something, use a different body part instead.
Distance, distance, distance
The practice of keeping 6 feet away from those outside your home group extends to waiting in line at the grocery store, going on walks and picking up food to go.
Watch where you put your phone
Do you really need to put your phone down, or can you just stash it in a coat pocket or purse? The less you can expose your phone to shared surfaces, the less you need to worry about them in the first place.
Don’t sort through produce with your bare hands
When sorting through food, use a glove or put your hand inside a fresh, store-supplied bag. Then you can use the outside like a glove to pick up and inspect the garlic and bananas you want, so as not to touch every item with your bare hands. It’ll make others feel more comfortable, and is just as likely to inspire them to follow suit.
Wash your hands every time you get ‘home’
Along with social distancing, washing your hands thoroughly is one of your best defenses against acquiring coronavirus. Give your hands a thorough scrub each time you get back. 20 seconds is the going recommendation, which may seem like ages, but if you wash slowly, it’s easy to do.
Don’t neglect your car and home
It doesn’t hurt to wipe down your car and surfaces in your home, especially if you share it with others. Person-to-person contact is the most common vector, but viruses and bacteria do spread through objects and other forms of indirect physical contact.
Carry extra napkins, disinfecting wipes and facial tissue
Packing extra tissues, disinfecting wipes, wet wipes and other paper products could come in handy to clear away germs, or act as a barrier between you (or your phone) and a surface. For example, opening a door handle if you just saw someone cough into their hands before turning a knob.
Stop handling cash
The highest risk of acquiring coronavirus comes from person-to-person transmission, we do know that shared surfaces can harbor the virus. Play it safe by setting the cash aside for now and relying more on contactless payments. A large number of payment terminals accept Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, And remember, if a digital signature is required, you can use your knuckle instead of your index finger. For a physical signature, start packing your own pen.