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Prevention

Cloth face coverings are an important step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with other everyday preventive actions, including social distancing and frequent handwashing.

Wearing a mask is the simplest action you can take to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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Handwashing And Sanitizing

Cleaning your hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.

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How Masks Work

Cloth face coverings are an important step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with other everyday preventive actions, including social distancing and frequent handwashing.

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What To Do If Exposed

If you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19, there are immediate steps you should take to protect yourself and those around you.

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How To Protect Yourself And Others

There are simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for yourself and your community.

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.

Avoid Close Contact

1. Avoid close contact with people.

2. 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.

Stay Home If You Are Sick

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

Wear A Facemask

Wear masks in public settings when around people not living in your household and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. If you are not able to wear a facemask, you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes.

Cover Your Coughs And Wash Hands Often

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

2. Throw used tissues in the trash.

3. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean And Disinfect

1. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

2. If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.