TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS
Know How it Spreads
There is currently no
vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent
illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to
spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are
in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land
in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into
Some recent studies
have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing
your hands often
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
Avoid touching your
eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home as much as possible
Put distance between yourself and other people.
Remember that some people without symptoms may
be able to spread virus.
Keeping distance from others is especially
important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover your mouth and
nose with a cloth face cover when around others
could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
should wear a cloth face cover when they have to
go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other
o Cloth face coverings should not be placed on
young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is
unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without
cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is
not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover coughs and
you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering,
remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough
or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
used tissues in the trash.
wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and
water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer
that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables,
doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards,
toilets, faucets, and sinks.
surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to