What preventative measures should be taken?

While there is no vaccine currently, public health officials have provided the following mitigation and preventative measures:

  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
  • Stay home when you are sick and consider staying home to avoid others who are sick if you are an individual who is at risk of severe illness.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches.**
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.
  • Be sure to maintain a supply of medications, food and other essentials in your house.  
  • Cancel or postpone large gatherings, conferences and sporting events. The federal government is currently recommending gatherings of no more than 10 people.
  • Reduce in-person gatherings and activities, especially for organizations with individuals at risk of severe illness. Consider offering video or audio of events.
  • Limit non-essential work travel.

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