In the midst of growing concerns regarding Coronavirus, it is important to remain informed about updates as well as keep calm and practice healthy hygienic habits when going about your daily activities. We value the safety and health of the community, and we want to keep you informed on general practices to help prevent the spread of, and help avoid, any germs around you.
The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to help stop the spread of germs:
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Provided below are links to articles that go more in-depth about these practices, empahasize important tips, and list general information about the Coronavirus:
NYTimes How to Prepare for the Coronavirus: https://www.nytimes.com/article/prepare-for-coronavirus.html
CDC Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
From us to you, stay safe and be mindful of your health and the health of those around you!