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Simple tips for COVID-19

Below are some CDC-recommended steps to help protect yourself and your loved ones duri

ng the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information is also available on the WHO website.

Wash Your Hands Often

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; 

  • If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is a suitable alternative;

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

Socially Distance

  • When outside of the home, stay at least 6 feet apart from other people;

  • If someone in your household is sick, maintain at least 6 feet between the person with symptoms and other household members;

  • Avoid crowded places and mass gatherings.

Clean and Disinfect

  • Wipe down frequently touched surfaces every day (i.e. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, phones, keyboards, faucets, etc.);

  • First clean using detergent or soap and water followed by the use of an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Cover Your Cough or Sneeze

  • If you are not wearing a face covering, use the inside of your elbow to cover your cough or sneeze;

  • Throw away used tissues in the trash;

  • Clean your hands immediately with soap and water or hand sanitizer. 

Wear a Face Covering

  • This step is meant to protect others in case you are infected (remember, not everyone with coronavirus has symptoms!);

  • Anytime you are outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth;

  • Masks should not be placed on children under 2 years of age or anyone who is unconscious or having trouble breathing.

Know When to Get Help

  • Most people with COVID-19 develop mild illness and are able to recover by resting, staying hydrated, and using over-the-counter medications to manage symptoms;

  • People who think they may have symptoms of COVID-19 should notify their healthcare provider and stay home except to get medical care;

  • Avoid public transportation or ridesharing and do not visit public spaces

  • Seek immediate medical attention for potentially life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, confusion, bluish lips or face.

  • Separate yourself from others within your home and if possible, use a separate bathroom.

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