COVID-19 and How to Protect Yourself

We all know that there’s no current vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But there are ways on how to prevent getting infected. 

In times like this, everyone should:

Wash your hands often

  • Often wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially if you’ve been in a public place, or after coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hand and rub together until dry.
  • Avoid touching sensitive parts of your face such as eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

  • Keep distance between yourself and other people
    • Keep in mind that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for those people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even you’re not showing any symptoms
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when going out in public.
  • Cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you’re infected.
  • Keep about 6 feet between yourself and others.

Cover cough and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Wash your hands immediately for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes doorknobs, tables, light switches, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Always clean if the surfaces are dirty. Use soap or detergent and water prior to disinfection.
  • Use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Follow these safety precautions to avoid getting infected by this pandemic COVID-19 and feel free to share these instructions with others as well.

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