Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
We know what it takes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CDC recommends people follow prevention strategies such as wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, washing your hands frequently, and physically distancing from others. CDC also recommends that everyone protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated. CDC encourages a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for those who are eligible. Travelers to the U.S. should continue to follow CDC recommendations for traveling.
How Can I Protect Myself?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and wear a mask
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
More information can be found here: How to Protect Yourself & Others
If You Are Sick
To keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
Stay home when you are sick.
Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19