Former “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette says that thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, she’s “finally cool.” The actress tweeted about it over the weekend, and many fans found themselves relating to her.
“As a notorious germaphobe and recluse, for the first time in my life, I make sense to people! I’m finally cool. Y’all be safe!” she wrote.
“Yup. My family used to laugh due to how often I washed my hands. No one’s laughing now. And I spend the majority of my free time alone, so this isn’t too strange. Aside from not working, anyway… But I also have elderly family to look after, so now I have to be extra careful,” one person replied.
As a notorious germaphobe and recluse, for the first time in my life, I make sense to people! I’m finally cool. Y’all be safe!
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) March 14, 2020
“Same here, people are going nuts and I’m finally like.. now you feel how I feel every day. welcome to my world,” another added.
“Omg. This is my household right now! We do a lot of living and loving @ home vs always being on the go. Family says we don’t socialize our children enough. Now they are part of the group that has to figure out what to do with children @ home while our lives continue as normal lol,” a third wrote.
Her former show, “NCIS,” announced last week that the entire franchise is being temporarily suspended during the outbreak.
“As many of you have already heard, [NCIS] production has been put on hold for the time being,” actor Sean Murray tweeted. “We will wrap our current season with 20 eps complete and plan to pick up where we left off when we begin season 18. Stay safe… we’ll see you soon.”
The CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.