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Protect Yourself From COVID-19

You are probably hearing a lot about the importance of washing your hands and disinfecting your surroundings to keep from catching and spreading germs. But how about the things you use regularly, like your cell phone? This much-used object can be a major means of picking up and spreading germs. Here are some tips for keeping your cellphone clean and protecting yourself at the same time.

🦠📲Germs and bacteria can live on hard surfaces – like your cell phone! – for days.

☠ Just think of all the places your cellphone travels … and the surfaces it has touched. Euuw, right? 🚽

💥In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are some actions you can take to protect yourself (and your devices!). 

🙀First: Avoid putting your phone near your face. Use the speaker whenever possible.

💦Second: Disinfect your phone DAILY. Check with your phone’s manufacturer, but Apple says its safe to use Clorox disinfecting wipes on its phones.

🚫Other common cleaners (like alcohol, vinegar, window cleaning spray, or anything abrasive) can damage your phone so it’s important to double-check. 

Here’s a link for more cleaners to use or avoid: www.cnet.com/how-to/coronavirus-and-your-phone-how-to-effectively-clean-and-disinfect-your-device/

💡Note: these actions are important even when there’s not a global health threat, since studies show most cell phones are laden with bacteria.

👐TIP: If it’s been a while since you’ve disinfected your phone, wash your hands thoroughly, disinfect the phone, and then wash your hands again, to avoid cross-contamination!

Stay tuned for more ways to cope with the coronavirus while you stay at home. If you have not yet joined my Type 2 Diabetics Network Facebook Group now is the best time to do so. We will be sharing tips and stories to keep you informed and encouraged. Sign up now.

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