As always, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze (with your elbow or a tissue), and don’t touch your face. If you can’t wash your hands as often, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Just be sure it’s at least 60% alcohol.
Also important: stay home if you can. It is incredibly important to flatten the curve. Unfortunately, hospitals and healthcare resources cannot handle the number of cases they'd face if everyone gets infected at once. Staying home may not make coronavirus disappear, but it can help slow down the spread of the virus and help hospitals accommodate all patients as needed.
Another pro-tip? Virtually reach out to your doctor if you’re concerned — call, email or video-chat. As Dr. Bhuyan points out, “Oftentimes, there’s not a lot that we do to treat a flu or even the coronavirus, and it’s more important that you stay safe at home and recover.” So once again, stay home.
What matters now is that you take care of yourself and others. Don’t panic (or bulk-buy). If you're stuck at home, here are some things that may ease the boredom. On the other hand, if your income is being directly affected by coronavirus, here's some basic financial advice. While it's good to stay informed, feel free to unplug if you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious.