Frequently Asked Questions

How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?

The best way to protect yourself from getting COVID-19 is to avoid exposure.[1]

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing and after you have been in a public place.
  2. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  6. Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  7. Wear a face mask if you are sick. Face masks are not helpful if you are well, unless you are caring for someone who is sick with a respiratory infection.
  8. Clean and disinfect doorknobs, phones, keyboards, counters, toilets, faucets and sinks every day.

[1] CDC How to Protect Yourself https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

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