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.