Even though people are starting to get a sense of relief now that vaccine distribution has begun, we must still take precautions to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. The pandemic has gone on for much longer than anyone initially anticipated, leading many to wonder if it’ll ever truly end; however, there is hope. As more and more people are getting vaccinated, in the United States as well as around the world, an end to this pandemic does seem possible after all – but we all need to continue to do our part.

There are many precautions that we can take in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Wearing a mask is an important way to not only protect yourself, but to protect those around you as well. Other helpful tips include washing your hands regularly for the recommended 20 seconds and to keep a safe, 6-foot distance from others when in public. The CDC also lists regular temperature checks as one of the top ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19, so be sure to monitor your temperature regularly, especially if you’re feeling under the weather. Medical Indicators’ line of clinically-accurate, single-use thermometers are widely used by hospitals, schools and businesses, as well as individuals and families. They are lightweight and compact, easily fitting into a purse, a first-aid kit, your backpack, or even your wallet – making them the perfect option for when you’re on the go. In addition, they don’t require the purchase of batteries or other additional accessories, they don’t need to be calibrated prior to use, and they don’t need to be cleaned in between uses – saving users both time and money.

As employees start returning to their offices and schools begin to see the return of students, we need to stay vigilant now more than ever. While the end is in sight, we’re not there yet. Monitoring your temperature, washing your hands, maintaining a safe social distance and wearing your mask will help in the continued fight against COVID-19.

For more information and helpful tips relating to the coronavirus pandemic, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 resource center.