Prevention

The following can help prevent the spread of coronaviruses and protect yourself from becoming infected.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

o Handwashing: Clean Hands Saves Lives

o CDC Video – What You Need to Know About Handwashing.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

o Social Distancing – Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread

o What Does Quarantine and Isolation Mean?

• Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when in a public setting and when around people who don’t live in your household.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

CDC – Steps to Protect Yourself from COVID-19