Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Safety Measures

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Safety Measures

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We at LPGMA not only advocate for LPG safety but we also advocate ensuring general safety at the workplace, in the streets, in school, and even in family and community relationships. And because the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, we deemed it best to give basic reminders on how we can keep ourselves safe during these uncertain times.

Wash your Hands

We cannot stress this enough. This is the best thing you can do above all else and should never be taken for granted. Do not take anything for granted since COVID-19 is reportedly airborne. 

Whether you use cold or warm water, wash your hands repeatedly and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 to 30 seconds. Using a good antibacterial soap is ideal compared to other types of soaps.

Alcohol and Hand Sanitizers

Don’t just use any kind of alcohol and hand sanitizers. It takes a certain percentage to kill viruses so using anything below the recommended amount will be useless. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol content must be at least 60 to 95% for it to be effective in being virus-free.

Avoid Touching Your Face

Since COVID-19 is transmitted primarily via droplets, our open airways like our nose and mouth make it easy for droplets to enter our body. This goes the same for our eyes. Hence, along with wearing a face mask, using a face shield is likewise highly recommended. 

If you need to touch, wipe sweat or scratch your face, make sure your hands are clean and sanitized and use a clean tissue or cloth. Wear disposable gloves if you can and avoid touching anything with bare hands as well.

Change Your Clothes

Wearing face masks and face shields aren’t enough.  Because the virus can stay alive on varied surfaces for some time, make it a habit to change clothes and take a shower once you go home.


Just because you’ve changed clothes doesn’t mean you’re safe. Make sure you disinfect your laundry hamper as well. It’s advisable to use a face mask and face shield why sifting through dirty laundry because the virus might be stuck on clothing. This also means you should avoid touching your face as well when you do the laundry. Use a good detergent and wash laundry using warm water. 

Disinfect Your Shoes

This is what some do not really pay attention to. Like clothing, virus droplets can also land on our shoes. It’s a good idea to lay a floor mat drenched with alcohol or disinfectant where you can step on before entering your house. Leave your shoes by the door, clean and disinfect it as well. Make sure you use a good disinfectant with the recommended alcohol content.

Social Distancing

The virus can travel up to a certain distance so stay at least 3 feet away or farther from the next person. But then, one can never be too sure. So, if going out can be avoided, please stay home. Better to be safe than sorry later.

For more tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 disease, please link to the UNICEF website.


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