Normally, the month of March is plagued by worries of spring allergies and lingering colds, unfortunately this year the major concern is the spread of COVID-19. While there’s still so much we don’t know about this virus, we can take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and safe. The Center for Disease Control recommends the following steps to prevent illness:
- Clean your hands often: wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (particularly when you’ve been in a public area)
- Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available. Hand sanitizer must contain at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community
- Stay at home if you are sick (except to get medical care)
- If you are able to work from home, try to avoid the office or work spaces with more than 10 people
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Throw used tissues in the trash immediately
- Wash your hands after you sneeze or cough
- Wear a facemask if you are sick and sharing a room or vehicle and before entering a healthcare provider’s office.
- Wear a facemask if you are caring for someone who is sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Other Supplemental Steps to Take
Air purifiers can help reduce other bacteria in the air that can lead to a weakened immune system. Our Healthy Home Experts recommend the following air purifiers.
Ecosphere Air Cleaner
- Certified Space Technology that uses oxidizers to seek and destroy contaminants
- Cleans spaces up to 3000 sq.ft.
- Doesn’t require filters
- Reduces viruses, bacteria, mold, VOCs, smoke, and odor in the air and surfaces
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- HEPASilent Technology combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration technologies to eliminate 99.97% of airborne allergens
- Cleans spaces up to 1550 sq.ft.
- Best-in-class Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
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Airfree Onix 3000 Air Sterilizer
- Patented ceramic core heats the air up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit to sterilize and eliminate ozone, fungus, bacteria, allergens, and more.
- Cleans spaces up to 650 sq.ft.
- Eliminates 99.99% of all microorganisms
- Does not require filters
- Completely silent in operation
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Airpura UV600 Micro-Organisms Air Purifier
- Uses an activated carbon filter, a true HEPA filter, anti-microbial filters, and UV lamp
- Cleans spaces up to 1650 sq.ft.
- Traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns
- Absorbs chemicals, smoke, and odors
- Cleanable pre-filter
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