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How to Prepare for COVID-19’s Second Wave

2020 has been a year of drastic change and upheaval for many people. The COVID-19 virus has altered how we interact with others, travel, work, and the list goes on. Essentially, the virus has changed how the world operates on almost all levels. As the world patiently waits for the arrival of a vaccine — which may take several months and even years — new daily processes have been put in place in public spaces, and are now referred to as the “new normal.”

Many people have enjoyed spending time outdoors with friends throughout this past summer and catching up with loved ones. Scientists have said that the virus is harder to catch while outside because of the fresh air and wide-open spaces. However, with summer now over and winter rapidly on its way, many people will soon have to go back to living life indoors — and who knows, there might even be another lockdown on the horizon.

With all of that bleak information in mind, it’s crucial to prepare now so you can enjoy a healthy and happy winter. There’s still a long way to go before this virus is gone, but it doesn’t mean it has to turn your life upside down completely! OK — it kind of has, but now that we’ve already gone through one winter with it, we’ll know more about what to expectthis time around. Let’s look at the ways to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19.

Stock Up on Facial Masks

Science has proven that wearing a facial covering helps prevent the spread of the virus. The right kind of mask can significantly deter harmful particles from spreading, and you should wear one whenever you’re in a public place. Consider facial masks as part of your daily wardrobe. You’ll want to stock up now on to be ready for winter.

Masks will be an everyday item, so you’ll want many different styles to choose from. Why not design your own with custom printed face masks from a silk-screening company? Personalize your masks with funny slogans or your favourite graphic designs. Wearing the same, bland-coloured facial covering every day can become tiresome. Change it up a bit and design your own on 100% cotton masks.

Have Lots of Soap on Hand

Experts are advising people not to panic shop. People did that back in the spring, and it resulted in a lot of empty grocery shelves, and toilet paper and sanitizing wipes became more like gold than essential household items. However, it’s not a bad idea to ensure you have enough hand soap. You’ll be washing your hands a lot, and frequently washing your hands is another tip that scientists worldwide recommend to people.

Get a Flu Shot

The flu can also be a dangerous virus. Get a flu shot this season to lessen your chance of getting the flu because you never know how serious it can get. The last thing anyone needs is overcrowded hospitals with flu and COVID patients.

No one can really say what this winter will look like, but there’s no harm in preparing for it. Custom design a few facial masks, stock up on some hand soap and get the flu shot. And don’t forget to stay at home as much as possible!

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