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How Can I Protect Myself and Others from COVID-19?
To prevent COVID-19, it is important to limit potential contact with the virus.
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after sneezing, coughing, or being in public places.
You can also use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Keep your hands away from your face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid close contact with others and try to distance yourself from others by at least 6 feet.
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay away from other people and call your doctor.
Wear a face mask as recommended by your doctor. Make sure to wear it properly.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often, such as doorknobs, handles, light switches, phones, countertops, and keyboards.