Keep These Things In Mind To Reduce COVID-19 Risk While Commuting For Daily Work

The CDC even suggested that companies should offer their employees incentives to promote them to avoid public transport.

With relaxation in lockdown, people have started to commute for daily work. But this puts people at greater risk of being infected with deadly COVID-19. So there are certain things that people should keep in their mind when they commute for your daily work.

According to a set of guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who are commuting should avoid public transportation to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

It suggested that walking or biking and driving your personal vehicle are better ways to commute. The CDC even suggested that companies should offer their employees incentives to promote them to avoid public transport.

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“If you don’t live with those people it obviously increases the risk of exposure to coronavirus. By commuting individually or only sharing a car with people you live with, you minimize your exposure to others and reduce your risk of disease,” Brian Labus – PhD, MPH, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – was quoted as saying by healthline.

However, this is not possible for everyone to use their personal mode of transportation. So there are certain things that such people should keep in mind.

Avoid touching things and use touchless payment methods. User sanitizer or wash hand as soon as possible after touching any surface of public transportation.

Try to maintain social distancing and this can be done by traveling during non-peak hours. If this is not possible, try to maintain at least 6 feet distance from another person. It is better to follow signs designated by the local transit authorities.

Try not to close windows for better ventilation. Or set the air conditioning on non-recirculation mode.

Last but not the least, was your hands or use sanitizer frequently.

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