The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes in the way we go about our daily lives, including how we use our cell phones. While there is still much we do not know about the virus, there are some general precautions you can take to help reduce the risk of transmission through your cell phone and its parts. Here are some tips:
- Clean your cell phone regularly: Use a soft, lint-free cloth or disinfectant wipe to clean your phone regularly, especially after touching it with unwashed hands or placing it on a surface that may be contaminated. Be careful not to get moisture in any openings on your phone, such as the charging port or headphone jack.
- Avoid sharing your phone: Try not to share your cell phone with others, especially if they are not members of your household. If you must share your phone, consider cleaning it before and after.
- Use hands-free options: If possible, use hands-free options such as speakerphone or Bluetooth to avoid touching your phone with your face or mouth.
- Wash your hands: Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after using your phone.
- Be cautious with replacement parts: If you need to replace a part on your phone, such as the screen or battery, be cautious when handling the parts and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
- Contact a professional for repair: If your phone needs repair, consider contacting a professional instead of attempting to fix it yourself. A professional repair technician may be better equipped to handle the repair safely and hygienically.
It is important to note that the risk of transmission through cell phones and their parts is low, but taking these precautions can help reduce the risk even further.