Steps to Prevent COVID-19

There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. If we all take these precautions, we can get ahead of this virus and return to normal life.

Follow these preventive measures:

  • When in public, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth: This will help minimize spread of the virus in public settings where you can't always keep your distance.
  • Social Distancing: Stay six feet away from others and avoid groups of people.
  • Get vaccinated: Everyone age 12 and older can now get the vaccine, the strongest means of protection.
  • Voluntary Home Isolation: Do not leave the house if you have respiratory symptoms unless you need medical care. 
  • Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Don't touch your face.
  • Disinfection: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Use Technology: Video chat with family and friends to stay in touch rather than visiting face-to-face.