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Tips For The Prevention of Illness from The CDC

 


- 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. If sanitizer is unavailable for purchase, consult the internet for recipes to make your own.


- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.



- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.



- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.



- Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash hands.



- 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 BEFORE disinfecting:Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.



- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.