Ohio State has advised residents to observe multiple areas of control to reduce the spread of coronavirus by putting on face mask, maintain the 6-feet distance, washing their hands, using hand sanitizers and wiping surfaces.
Speaking on a live broadcast during the daily government briefing, Dr Mark H. Weir of Ohio State University Public Health said “even if you are wearing a mask, you still want to keep that distance between people. That’s why we need multiple barriers – the social distancing is another barrier we can use in addition to masks.”
“When you cough or sneeze, droplets spread through the air. The light droplets will go farther, and the heavier ones will fall from the air. With COVID19 you are spreading various-sized particles that will travel 6-10 feet based on environmental circumstances.”
“The virus can stay viable in the air in a dry environment for up to three hours. On some surfaces, it can be up to 72 hours, but that’s if you don’t do anything to the virus. If you use certain disinfectants, it will remove 99.9% of the viruses.,” said Dr Weir.
“If you are wearing a mask, you are protecting those around you, and you are providing yourself an additional layer of protection as well. The type of material will give different ranges of risk protection.”
“Stacking interventions on top of each other will allow us to move around with more freedom and get Ohio back to work while we maintain our safety. It’ll take each Ohioan to seriously consider themselves and their neighbor’s health as they go about their daily lives.”