The COVID-19 is an infectious disease similar to the cold. It travels in droplets when you cough and sneeze, and in other body fluids. Personal hygiene is the best prevention.
- Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Watch for these symptoms of coronavirus: runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general ill feeling.
Stay home if you have cold-like symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that you touch. Avoid close contact with others and stay home while you are sick. Drink plenty of liquids and get extra rest. Contact your health provider with any concerns.
The coronavirus situation is still rapidly evolving and recommendations are subject to change as additional information becomes available.