3. Practice Personal Hygiene
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This seems like the most obvious response to fighting an infectious disease, but knowing what steps the Center for Disease Control actually recommend can go a long way to help prevent sickness and dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Christians must have a global outlook. Remember, it’s not just about you. Just because you are healthy and strong enough to fight off the virus doesn’t mean that others around you will be. And just because you don’t currently have symptoms doesn’t mean you aren’t infected or incapable of spreading the virus to others.
If you’re not sick:
-Avoid close contact with those who are.
-Thoroughly and frequently wash your hands.
-Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
-If you can avoid public places, stay home!
-Understand that quarantines will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you are sick or think you might be sick:
-Stay home. Seriously. Consider your impact.
-Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
-Wash your hands frequently!
-Disinfect surfaces you’ve touched.
-Wear a face mask if available. If not, cover your nose and mouth.
This is a time, more than ever, for Christians to step up and care for the sick by being socially conscious, considerate, and diligent in practicing personal hygiene (Leviticus 19:32, 1 Timothy 19:32).
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