Don’t let your guard down!
COVID 19 is still around.
At this time there is no vaccine and no medication that can prevent COVID-19. However, there are ways to protect yourself and others from getting COVID-19:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Droplets that are released when a person sneezes or coughs are infectious. Throw away the tissue after use.
- Wash your hands many times a day with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Do this before eating or preparing food, after using the toilet, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Always wear a cloth face mask or face cover when you will be around other people.
- Stay at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart from other people who are not in your household, even if you are wearing a mask.
- Do not share personal items such as cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding. Wash anything you have used in soap and water.
- Clean all “high-touch” areas in the home, such as doorknobs, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, toilets, phones, tablets, and counters and other surfaces. Use a household cleaning spray and follow instructions for use.
- Know the symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop any symptoms, call your health care provider.