Prevention

Tips to avoid spread of coronavirus

  • There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed.
  • Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Page last modified March 11, 2020