The health protocol is a set of regulations issued by the government through the Ministry of Health to regulate the safety of activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of implementing health protocols is to help people carry out their activities safely and not endanger the health of others.
Since the beginning of 2020, WHO as the World Health Organization has published nearly 100 documents related to COVID-19. One of these documents contains recommendations for health protocols that must be adhered to by all citizens of the world. The guidelines issued by WHO contain technical challenges that must be met by each party to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The WHO guidelines divide it into 14 categories, including:
Food safety for animals and humans
Preparedness and readiness to face crisis situations
Life-saving health care
Planning for Critical Resources
Laboratory infection prevention and control and general meeting diagnostics
Risk Communication and Community Engagement Schools, businesses and institutions scientific summary
Surveillance, case investigation and epidemiological protocol
Traveling on borders, points of entry and health
Vulnerable groups and regulations
Each subcategory describes the details of the health protocol to be followed. To access the health protocol guidelines issued by WHO, you can go directly to the WHO website.
The use of masks when traveling is a health protocol that must be obeyed by students and the entire academic community when visiting campus. What happen? This is because the COVID-19 virus can spread through droplets or saliva that is splashed when someone talks, sneezes, or coughs. Wearing a mask is the main thing that must be considered when going to campus events. Viruses that are still contagious cannot be seen with the naked eye. Remember that prevention is better than cure!
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According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, 16% of the coronavirus can be transmitted to people who don’t wear safety glasses. In addition to the nose and mouth, the study highlights that the COVID-19 epidemic can be transmitted through the eyes. Therefore, the use of a face covering or sharing a face covering with a mask can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes. You can apply this health protocol.
The next health protocol is to always maintain a safe distance from other people. Here are some recommendations regarding physical distancing or safe physical distance in the new normal era. However, based on comprehensive research, it is known that the physical safe distance in public places is 1 meter. “A physical distance of more than one meter can greatly prevent the spread of the virus. An extra meter of distance is more than double the effectiveness of prevention,” the researchers wrote in the journal The Lancet.
Washing hands with soap and running water is one way to prevent the body from contracting the corona virus. Hand washing should not be done carelessly. There are several ways to display it. First, wash your hands thoroughly with soap. Second, rub the back of the hand as if rubbing the palm of the hand, rub gently. Third, clean between your fingers. Fourth, rub the back of your finger. Fifth, rub your thumb in a circle. Sixth, there are nails on the tips of the fingers that serve as nests of bacteria, which can be removed simply by snapping your fingers and rubbing them in a circular motion. Seventh, wash your hands with clean running water.
Hand sanitizer is a powerful weapon against the corona virus. Hand sanitizer is easier to carry and use than washing your hands all the time. According to various scientific sources, hand sanitizers with a minimum alcohol content of 60 pata are used to prevent the virus. Hand sanitizer can also be used to clean items such as pens, tables, and elevator buttons.
In the new normal era, the use of personal tools is highly recommended. For example, you can bring your own eating and drinking utensils while on campus. Don’t forget to wash all the cutlery you use. In addition to eating and drinking utensils, you must also bring your own worship utensils. That way, you can avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
By avoiding crowds, you can protect those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus. You can avoid crowds by keeping your distance or finding a place where there are no visitors. The reason is, if there are many people in one place, it can increase the chance of transmitting the COVID-19 virus if one person is exposed to the virus. By reviewing our tips for implementing medical protocols, you can now move more comfortably on campus.