2. Proper Bio-Waste Disposal
When most people hear the term “bio-waste”, they imagine very serious biohazardous material such as used needles, empty IV bags, and bloody bandages – but anything that contains biological material is actually considered to be “bio-waste” and should be disposed of in the same, careful ways.
This means that things like used masks, used tissues and used gloves should be treated just as seriously as any other type of medical waste you would think to dispose of. Make sure that bags filled with used tissues and other materials that have been potentially contaminated are never left lying around, and are disposed of in a safe way that means no contact transfers between the person doing the removal and the material.
Even though most viruses can’t survive for long outside of the body, coming into contact with biohazardous material that has been contaminated can put you at an increased risk of contracting the condition itself.