The spread of the coronavirus can be prevented if we take the right†measures personally and as a community. Please read and remind yourself, your employees and your customers of five practices that we already know can make a big difference.††

  • Perhaps the most important advice is to†wash your hands frequently, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,†especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.†
  • Do not touch your face†(eyes, mouth, or nose) unless you have thoroughly washed your hands. (Itís important to develop a habit of not touching your face randomly).†
  • Cover your mouth with your elbow when sneezing or coughing.†(if you use a tissue, dispose of it carefully; droplets with the virus can fly into the air.) Donít be a 'hand-cougher.톆
  • If you have flu-like symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or fever, stay home†(Itís better for you and for the people in your lives even if itís not a coronavirus).
  • If you need to be with someone who has the flu or flu-like symptoms,†stay at least six feet away†at all times from the infected person.†