Stay focused on staying safe
August 19, 2020
Continue to follow public health guidelines for COVID-19.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, people across the country have taken steps to stay safe. And until the virus is under control and there’s a vaccine to protect everyone from getting it, it’s important to keep taking those precautions.
Remember that the virus spreads mainly from person to person, especially if you’re within six feet of one another. Also remember that you can have — and spread — the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
So keep following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health experts for staying safe:
- Wear a face mask in public settings even if you don’t feel sick.
- Stay about six feet away from others in public settings.
- Limit close contact with others in your home who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces daily, like faucets and phones.
We know that taking these steps isn’t always easy. But they couldn’t be more important. They help protect you, family, friends and neighbors from getting the virus.
For more information on how to protect yourself and others, click here.