7 Steps to Take Against Coronavirus

Coronavirus has swept the nation and the world. Most sports have been cancelled, schools are closing, and even government officials have been affected by this virus. It may seem like there’s not much you can do to combat the craze, but there are ways to potentially avoid or ease the ripple effects of coronavirus. Keep these tips in mind until the hysteria dies down and remember the most important rule: don’t panic!

 

  1. Wash Your Hands!
  • This can kill the germ causing coronavirus and other illnesses.
  • Scrub for 20 seconds, or to the tune of Happy Birthday, to ensure the most efficient clean.
  • Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol in a pinch, but soap and water is the best option.
  • Even if you don’t encounter coronavirus, washing your hands often and regular can prevent spread of other harmful illnesses.
  • Wash your hands anytime you return home and your workplace.
  1. Know the Symptoms
  • Main symptoms according to CDC: coughing, shortness of breath, fever. Cold and Flu-like.
  • Call doctor if you’ve been in contact with someone who has/had it or traveled from area with widespread cases.
  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well.
  1. Don’t Hoard Supplies
  • Contrary to what everyone’s doing, hoarding supplies only hurts the community & those infected and prone to infection.
  • Experts recommend enough supplies for 14 days in case of quarantine.
  • A good shopping list consists of canned & frozen foods, vitamin-rich produce, vitamin supplements, electrolyte drinks, tissues, cold medicine, and 1-month supply of necessary prescriptions.
  1. Understand Your Healthcare Coverage
  • Most states won’t test for coronavirus if you don’t have insurance.
  • Many insurance providers are waiving co-pays, call your provider for details.
  • Ensure you have enough to cover deductibles if needed & look into potential costs to proactively plan.
  • Ask your health insurance provider what they recommend regarding coronavirus and what they’ll cover.
  1. Keep Safe Distances
  • Stay at least 3 feet away from people to avoid sneeze/cough droplets, which potentially carry coronavirus germs.
  • Eliminate the handshake! Instead, try a fist bump, hat tip, salute, bow, head nod, or verbal greeting.
  • It’s also a good idea to avoid public transportation when possible. If that’s not possible, touch as little as possible and disinfect clothes, items, and your body when arriving home.
  1. Avoid Touching Your Face
  • Most viruses enter our body through the mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • Did you know, most of us touch our face over 90 times per day without realizing?
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face.
  • If avoiding touching your face is a problem, masks may help, but remember they don’t prevent you from contracting illnesses. Masks help contain respiratory illnesses.
  1. Speak with a Financial Professional
  • Review your retirement plan & portfolio with a professional. Don’t hesitate to voice all your concerns. Ask for explanations, real-life examples, analyses,
  • Strategize for inevitable market decline because you’ll likely need a new strategy in a bear market.
  • Be safer and smarter with your retirement plan. Don’t know what that means for you? We can help! Be proactive— don’t let the coronavirus infect your retirement plan! Schedule a FREE virtual strategy session to adjust your retirement plan to the declining market- all in the safety of your home by clicking the link below, calling 1.800.467.8152, or emailing info@ronaldgelok.com.

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