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.

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html