This advice is taken from the US publication, The Atlantic. They interviewed 3 public health professionals but this advice from Carolyn Cannuscio, the director of research at the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, seemed most consistently useful.If you’re confused about what to do right now, The Atlantic says, you’re not alone. This guide is aimed toward those who are symptom-free and not part of an at-risk group. If you are symptom-free but are over 60 years old; have asthma, heart disease, or diabetes; or are otherwise at risk, experts recommend defaulting to a conservative response to each of these questions.
There is a general consensus that while young and healthy people who are at lower risk for personally suffering severe illness from the coronavirus don’t have to be locking themselves in their homes for the next month, they do need to dramatically alter their daily lives, starting now.
If I’m Symptom-Free:
Cannuscio: People should avoid gathering in public places. People should be at home as much as possible. The measures that have worked to get transmission under control or at least to bend the curve, in China and South Korea, have been extreme measures to increase social distancing.