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The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has set the world on pause. Business, daily routines, and non-essential travel are halted due to the fast-spread of COVID-19 around the world. If you find yourself immobilized in a foreign country or travelling for “essential” reasons, you especially need to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are a few tips to help you curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

 

Diligent hand hygiene 

 

First off, to protect yourself from getting the virus, the CDC says that diligent and frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is necessary— as well as avoiding touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. 

 

If handwashing is impossible, use anti-bacterial hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as another preventative measure. 

 

Staying at home as much as possible

 

While Canada is not experiencing a complete lockdown, at the time of this posting, many restaurants, shops, and businesses have closed to prevent large gatherings and furthering the spread of the virus. 

 

This may be difficult to practice if you're staying someplace other than your own home, but it's important to follow health officials' orders to avoid non-essential trips outdoors. 

 

Social distancing

 

We've heard this on the news and social feeds—but what does it mean? Social distancing refers to maintaining a 2-metre distance between you and others to avoid spreading the virus to each other. 

 

Although the Canadian government recommends going for walks and enjoying the outdoors while practicing social distancing, this does not mean going to crowded places like popular parks, beaches, or trails. Regina has numerous neighbourhoods and national parks to visit such as the McKell Wascana Conservation Park, which has 171 acres of green space. If you think your neighbouring park is too congested, take a city walk in unexplored streets. 

 

How to practice social distancing:

  • Video chatting with friends and family
  • Taking a walk or exercising outdoors
  • Watching movies at home
  • Reading a book on your lawn

 

We at Home Inn & Suites Regina Airport knows it's a difficult time. We hope you stay safe and healthy and find ways to adjust in a time of uncertainty.