Coronavirus Prevention: How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. Masks help prevent you from getting or spreading the virus. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This eliminates germs including viruses that may be on your hands.
Stay 6 feet away from others. Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Avoid crowds. Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters put you at higher risk for COVID-19.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
Restrict your travel. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.Monitor Your Health Daily. Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.