COVID-19 is a new viral disease, that can cause fever, coughing and shortness of breath. In severe cases, this illness might cause pneumonia and in rare cases it may cause death.
The symptoms are similar to regular influenza or flu and this disease transmits in a similar way, however it is more infectious. It is important to know, that some people do not show symptoms, but can still infect others. Droplets and aerosols in the breath of the infected person can transmit the disease. When we breathe in these aerosols or touch surfaces polluted with the virus and then touch our face (such as eyes, mouth and nose), we can get infected.
The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through these droplets and aerosols in the air, especially in closed rooms, live on surfaces and hands for several hours or even days depending on the surface and environment. Transmission can be prevented by avoiding contact with people who may be infected (physical distancing and especially staying away from people with symptoms), ventilation with fresh air, wearing appropriate mouth-nose masks, appropriate sneezing and coughing etiquette, washing hands with soap, not sharing materials and cleaning surfaces.
Aerosols are very fine airborne liquid particles and droplet nuclei that can remain suspended in the air for a long time.
When pathogens, such as the COVID-19 virus, are present in the respiratory tract, aerosols may contain these pathogens. In the case of COVID-19, the formation of such aerosols is particularly problematic because even infected individuals without symptoms can excrete virus-containing particles and infect other people.
The COVID-19 virus can be transmitted when there is an accumulation of aerosols in one place. When speaking, shouting, singing, but especially when coughing, sneezing or during physical exertion, particles are increasingly emitted. Many mitigation measures rely on controlling the aerosols.
The relevant approaches to mitigate COVID-19 transmission are:
1. Keeping COVID-19 out of your school
2. Ensure that students and school actors maintain an appropriate distance to each other
3. Ensure that students and school actors wash hands with soap at all COVID-critical infection times
4. Ensure that students and school actors wear appropriate mouth-nose masks correctly
5. Ensure that students and school actors have sufficient fresh air circulation in rooms
6. Ensure that students and school actors practice right sneezing and coughing etiquette
7. Ensure that the commonly used surfaces are clean
8. Ensure that students and school actors do not share stationary, personal items or other
The Our Hygiene Our Health Competition
OHOH stands for “Our Hygiene Our Health” and is the headline of our school competition.
An unbiased team will assess your Entry Form according to a common scoring system.
In the second phase, a high-level jury will visit the finalist schools via a digital video call. According to the school’s performance during the video call and its Entry Form, the jury will determine winning schools.
Three schools (boys, girls and double shift schools) of each region (north, middle, south) will win the competition. There are in total nine winning schools.
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