How do I practice everyday precautions?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60% alcohol. Did you know? Singing or humming two rounds of “Happy Birthday” equals 20 seconds.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue away

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Practice social distancing

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. Click here to learn how to properly wear and take care of cloth face covers.