COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live. Although this crisis is temporary, there are many measures we all must take in order to stop the spread and live healthy and productive work and home lives. Here are some suggestions offered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov
Practice Good Hygiene:
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wear a Cloth Face Covering:
- 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.
- CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
- Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Avoid Close Contact:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home as much as possible
- Put a social distance between yourself and other people.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Practice Physical Distancing:
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others when you are out in public.
- Isolate from anyone in the household who may have been exposed or showing symptoms
- Stay Home & Stay Safe