Worried about the Coronavirus? Here are some handy-dandy Minnesota preventions you can take!

With fear of COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) reaching the States, we thought we'd join the CDC in offering some Minnesota (ie. slightly tongue-in-cheek) tips and preventative measures:

Townsquare Media Staff

Wash your hands like:

  • ...you just got done cleaning fish and you’ve got a hot date later.
  • ...you just caught a record Eel Pout and have to remove your favorite lure before eating that turkey sandwich in your cooler.
  • ...you had to help birth a calf before dinner.
  • ...you just used a grocery cart at Walmart and now have free food samples to try.
  • ...you just took a monster northern off the line after baiting hooks for the kids all day.
  •  ...you just got done pulling them out of the vat of lye after your church’s annual all-you-can-eat lutefisk dinner.
  • ...you just bled the brakes on your '87 Ford F150 right before you drive to Sunday morning service.
  • ...you just picked up all of the dog poo that’s been buried under the winter snow in your yard, and you need to take your contacts out.
  • ...you've got a bar stamp you don't want your mom to see.

Got any good ones to add?

On a serious, positive note, Business Insider reports that -- according to numbers by the China Global TV Network -- there have been 44,518 total recoveries in China as of March 2. That's over half the reported cases (80,174), suggesting that the epidemic is being controlled and maintained. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronavirus symptoms are much like the common flu and should be treated similarly:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Basically, like we already said, wash your hands like... (insert popular Minnesota-ism).

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