What You Need To Know To Prevent Illness
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
The CDC recommends preventive actions to help avoid the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaning products.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC does not recommend healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves.
Facemasks should be used ONLY by people who show symptoms of COVID-19.
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their health care provider immediately.
The CDC updates their website regularly to keep the public informed.