Easy steps you can follow to help limit the spread of COVID-19
Avoid social gatherings and eliminate any non-essential travel.
Keep a 6-foot social distance
If you go out in public, please stay a minimum of 6 feet from other people. Stay connected with family and friends through video and phone calls, texts and social media. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds
Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in public, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Soap not available? Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Try to avoid touching your face
Try to be aware of the times you touch your face!
Cover your face with your elbow when you cough or sneeze
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow if you are coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands after you are done.
Keep high-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
Try to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.
If You Are Sick
According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include fever, shortness of breath and a cough. Keep track of your symptoms, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure, and call to seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen, such as difficulty breathing.
If you are sick, stay home. If you start to experience COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor for medical advice. If you are an older adult/senior or person with underlying medical condition, call your healthcare provider as soon as you experience COVID-19 symptoms.
Wear a Facemask
If you need to leave your home for a medical appointment, wear a facemask.
Separate yourself from other people in your home
Clean and disinfect all surfaces daily and high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day in your sick room and designated bathroom. Have a healthy household member do the same for surfaces in other parts of the home.
*Information taken from the Red Cross and CDC websites.