If you have a respiratory illness, the best way to minimize transmission is to avoid other people. The same applies if you want to avoid contracting a virus.

To reduce your risk of transmitting the virus, or coming into contact with it, we recommend the following:

  • Stay home except to take care of essential needs or go to an essential job. And don’t go to work if you are sick.
  • If you must leave your home, remember to wear (a fashionable) face mask.
  • Always practice social distancing. Keep at least six feet away from other people unless they’re family. Avoid gatherings of any size.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If a tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into your bent elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.