Our smartphones can be so helpful. They keep us connected to friends living halfway across the world, can help us stay in touch with family, and can even helps us look at news reports and perform Google searches.
But one thing our smartphones can't help us with is the Coronavirus currently plaguing the world. There's almost a zero percent chance that you're reading this without knowing at least some information about this Coronavirus. But, if you need a refresher, listen up!
Think about it: we are on our phones almost all of the time. Even if we aren't, we inevitably will pick up our phone when our hands are dirty to use it. I personally found myself touching my phone after pumping gas and stopped myself until I got some hand sanitizer.
HOW TO SANITIZE YOUR SMARTPHONE
All smartphones are different. Do this at your own risk after researching the best thing for your personal phone!
3. Lightly spray a microfiber cloth with the mixture and wipe down the front and back. You can use a
cotton swab for smaller areas like the camera or buttons on the side.
4. Let the phone dry for at least 15 minutes before you put it back in the case.
PLEASE DON'T PANIC
The best thing to do at a time like this is to make sure you're washing your hands and sanitizing those items you use or are around daily. If you are sick, stay home if you can! The U.S. is already starting to encounter cases from travelers. If you feel you have this virus, please seek medical attention.
One thing to remember is how easily people can get ramped up over things like this. We saw similar headlines with ebola, the Zika virus, and swine/bird flu. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken seriously. It just means that we need to be realistic on how it is impacting different areas of the world.