How to Protect Yourself & Others

  • April 29, 2020

Know how it spreads

Because there is no vaccine for COVID-19, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus. It’s spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are less than 6 feet apart, through droplets produced when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks where they can be inhaled into the lungs. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Wash your hands often

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place. Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used if soap and water are not readily available.

Avoid close contact with people

Stay home as much as possible and keep a distance of at least 6 feet apart from everyone you do not live with.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

It’s possible to have COVID-19 and not develop any symptoms. A cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you’re infected and a cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

Remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Immediately throw the tissue into the trash and wash your hands with soap and water after.

Clean and disinfect

Clean and disinfect frequently touch surfaces daily. Use soap ad water and then a household disinfectant.

For more detailed information follow this link to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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