10 Tips To Protect Yourself and Others From Coronavirus

What can I do to protect myself and others from respiratory infections like coronavirus ?

(1). Stay home when you are sick.

(2). Wash your hands often 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.

(3). If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

(4). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

(5). Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.

(6). Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

(7). Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).

(8). Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.

(9). Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.

(10).  What else can I do ?

• Continue to encourage welcoming environments for ALL members of our community. Neither the California Department of Public Health nor Los Angeles County Public Health recommends that scheduled events be canceled due to novel coronavirus. There is no community spread of the novel coronavirus in the Unites States at this time, and the immediate risk to the general public is low. 

• The White House Directives above do not apply for people who traveled in mainland China and arrived in the United States before February 3, and these travelers should not be excluded from activities unless they are ill. 

• Always check with reliable sources for the up-to-date, accurate information about novel coronavirus.

(1). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH, County) 

(2). California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State) 

(3). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National) 

(4). World Health Organization (WHO, International) 

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