8 ways to prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19

With the weather getting warmer and businesses starting to reopen, people may be inclined to head outdoors – be it to get fresh air or visit their favorite shop or store. But according to Business Insider, some experts believe there will be a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus cases in the fall or even next winter.
It’s important to stay informed on the latest COVID-19 developments and guidelines. Here are a few tips to follow to prepare for, and lessen the impact of, this possible second wave.
1 – Remain diligent about handwashing and using sanitizer when you can’t get to soap and water.
2 – Continue to practice social distancing if you need to go out.
3 – Continue to wear a mask when you can’t social distance.
4 – Manage your expectations of when life will settle into a new normal.
5 – Stay home if you’re sick.
6 – Prepare physically and mentally – specifically when planning for the future. Want to plan a trip, think about paying for a refundable airfare or reservation.
7 – Continue to stock up on essential medications.
8 – Check in on loved ones – either virtually or at a distance.
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