Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus?


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There are simple things everyone should do now to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as flu and common colds:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. For guidance, watch this video:
  • When soap and water are not available, disinfect your hands with hand sanitizer (containing 60% or more alcohol).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay away from others when you are sick. Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Encourage family members to stay home from work or school if they are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathrooms fixtures, etc.) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Consider limiting your interactions with other people, especially if you are older or have medical conditions.

If you are sick with fever and cough or shortness of breath:

  • Stay at home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas until:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
    • You have experienced Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
    • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • Monitor your symptoms. Seek prompt medical attention if your symptoms worsen (e.g. difficulty breathing).
  • Before seeking medical care, let your doctor's office or hospital emergency room know of your symptoms.
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider's office.
  • Stay in a specific room away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if possible.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items (dishes, drinking glasses, eating utensils, towels, bedding, etc.).