CDC Tips to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a sheet on important things to know about COVID-19.

To see everything they've written and recommended to keep you and loved ones healthy, click HERE but below are a few highlights:

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • It's thought to be spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced "when an infected person coughs or sneezes."
  • Those droplets can land in the mouths and noses of those nearby as well as possibly being inhaled into your lungs.

What are some ways to protect yourself?

    • Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public space or or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • Can't get to a sink? Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your face with dirty hands, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick and keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others

How can I protect others?

  • If you're sick, make sure to stay home.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with either a tissue or the crook of your elbow, then make sure to wash your hands.
  • Wear a face mask ONLY if you are sick...healthy people shouldn't wear them unless they are caring for someone who is sick.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, desks, light switches, etc. daily

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