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Wash Your Hands

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wash your hands after you’ve been in public or after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizers with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
  • Rub the hand sanitizer into all the surfaces of your hands until they’re dry.
  • Don’t touch your face, mouth, or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Minimize close contact with others in public spaces.
  • Don’t come in close contact with individuals who are sick, even in your home.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from anyone who might be sick.
  • People without symptoms (asymptomatic) can also spread the virus, so keep your distance.
  • Don’t gather in large groups.
  • Avoid going to large gatherings in public spaces.
  • Minimize your contact with people who have a high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Cover Your Mouth & Nose

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth even if you’re not sick.
  • Remember that you can spread COVID-19 even if you’re not sick yourself.
  • Don’t place face coverings or masks on children under the age of 2, those who are unconscious or have trouble breathing, or those who can’t remove the mask without assistance.
  • Don’t wear face masks meant for use by healthcare professionals.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people, even if you’re wearing a face mask.
  • Remember that a face mask isn’t a substitute for social distancing.

Cover Sneezes & Coughs

  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or cloth while sneezing or coughing.
  • Sneeze or cough into the inside of your elbow if a tissue isn’t available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose even if you’re in a private space.
  • Throw away used tissues in the trash.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizers immediately after coughing.

Clean & Disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently-used surfaces, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, toilets, sinks, faucets, and keyboards regularly.
  • Clean dirty surfaces using detergent or soap and water before using sanitizers.
  • Disinfect household surfaces using EPA-registered household disinfectants.