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 YOUR HANDS!
- 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