Guidance on what to do if someone in your home is sick with an airborne virus
Unfortunately, the air we breathe is not as clean and safe as it should be, which can cause us to get sick from air pollution and germs in the air.
As the world tries to find a “new normal” that takes into account living with COVID-19, it is important to remember that this and many other airborne diseases are still around us all the time, every day. And these invisible viruses can spread even faster indoors – such as in one’s own home – where proximity to family members and roommates is virtually unavoidable.
So what do we do when the inevitable happens and someone we live with brings a contagious, airborne disease into our shared space?
Clean the air with an antiviral air filter
In addition to source control (i.e., social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask), one of the first lines of defense for your home against almost anything airborne is a high-quality, durable air purifier…. The operative word is “quality”. And if this “almost everything in the air” is also infected by viruses, then this line of defense must necessarily also be antiviral.
HomePure Zayn, for example, is an antiviral air purifier that thoroughly filters the air in your home, including small viral particles. It filters out 99.8% of airborne particles, allergens, viruses, bacteria, fungi, bad odors and VOCs.
Checklist for home
After you’ve protected your home with an antiviral air purifier like HomePure Zayn, there are a few other strategies you can use if you live with someone who is sick and contagious.
1. antiviral air filter… in every room.
Yes, we’ve already talked about the line of defense that an antiviral air purifier can provide, but did you know that every air purifier has a limit to its protective coverage? The HomePure Zayn, for example, provides an impressive 36 square feet of protection, which is more than enough for an average-sized living room. You should place an antiviral air purifier in every room of your home, or at least in the room designated as the “sick room” where your roommate isolates himself.
2. let in as much fresh air as possible.
This means that you need to ensure good ventilation of your home by opening several doors and windows and using a fan to distribute air from the inside to the outside.
3. test yourself regularly.
As part of the “new normal,” everyone should have a small supply of COVID self-test kits at home, as well as a reliable thermometer and oximeter. You and your friends or family members who are quarantined at home should get tested regularly. If you have a high fever or test positive, you should see a doctor and isolate yourself along with your roommate…. but in separate rooms!
4. stay away!
It goes without saying that you should stay away from the infected person in your home. However, complete separation from a person living under the same roof is not always practical. Make sure you both wear a mask and avoid touching each other or the same objects. A special “sick room” and a special “sick toilet” help to avoid contact points and cross-contamination.
5. wash hands regularly and disinfect surfaces.
This is a good hygiene practice even if there is no disease lurking in your home. Wash your hands with soap – especially as soon as you get home, and definitely before and after contact with the infected person – and disinfect all surfaces regularly while wearing gloves.
6. sleep, eat, exercise, repeat.
Another perennial piece of good advice is to take care of yourself and boost your immune system to ward off illness. Get plenty of rest (8-10 hours, starting before 10:00 pm), drink plenty of water (more than 2 liters per day), eat healthy (foods rich in antioxidants are the best choice), and exercise (at least 30 minutes per day, five days per week). By being proactive about your health, you can support your immune system and prevent yourself from getting sick.
7. now is not the right time for a dinner party.
If you plan to host guests, please reconsider. Not only will your sick family member or friend probably not feel like having visitors, you are also putting yourself and your visitors at risk. If you absolutely must have visitors, make sure they are in a room with your HomePure Zayn Antivirus Air Purifier and keep the visit as short as possible. The more people in your home, the longer they stay and the more virus particles can accumulate in your home.
Eliminate viruses in the air with HomePure Zayn Antiviral Air Purifier
To prevent airborne viruses from entering your home, the HomePure Zayn antiviral air purifier is one of the few smart, responsible protections you can put in place. You can rest assured that your HomePure Zayn antiviral will reduce viable airborne virus particles by 99.94 percent.
HomePure Zayn also cleans and sterilizes the air in your home with a reduction of 99.8 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns, including bacteria, viruses, allergens, bad odors, fungi and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
It also uses UV technology and an ultra-plasma ion filter to boost your defenses.
Even if someone you live with comes down with a contagious airborne virus, you’re one step closer to delivering an eviction notice to the viruses in your home with the HomePure Zayn antiviral air purifier working in the background.