Steps for Preventing the Spread of Corona Virus & Staying Healthy
- Clean your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitizer if those are unavailable. Please speak with your children about proper hand washing techniques and encourage them to also follow the guidelines for preventing the spread of germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick - this protects you, as well as the people around you who may be more at risk if they were to get ill.
- Stay at home if you are sick, except to get medical care. If you believe you may have the coronavirus, remember to call ahead if possible to allow the medical facility to prepare for your arrival.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Remember!
- Use the inside of your elbow or
- Use a tissue, and throw the used tissue immediately in the trash
- Immediately wash your hands
- Use a face mask if you are sick, or going to a public space. Remember! CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- Clean and 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 using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Everday Actions to Stay Healthy
Everyday actions people can take to stay healthy
- Cough into the inside of your elbow or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective if soap and water is not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people
- Most colds or other contagious conditions are spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
Get plenty of sleep and rest
- Getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night can help boost our immune system and help our bodies recover from illnesses more quickly.
- Eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. Avoid sugary drinks and foods (they can lower our immunity).