Know How It Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus 2019.
These droplets can land in the mouths or oses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The virus is thought to spread through close proximity, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself
Clean your hands often
Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid close contact
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
If you are NOT sick you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick.
Clean & Disinfect
Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.