Tips for Prevention

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Do not share food, drinks or toothbrushes with anyone
  • Clean your phone frequently
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick unless the of your illness severity requires medical attention
  • Cover your cough with a tissue, then discard and wash your hands
  • If you are sick, wear a face mask. Do not wear one if you are not sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • If handwashing is not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact such as handshakes, hugs and kisses
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Travelers who are returning from high-risk countries (China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea) and anyone that has been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 should stay home and remain in self-isolation for 14 days.

Those with potential exposure should seek medical attention for fever 100.4⁰F or higher, cough or shortness of breath. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency room.

More information is available on the CDC website.

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