What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others ?

What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others ?
Know about COVID-19
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused
    by a virus that can spread from person
    to person.
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new
    coronavirus that has spread throughout
    the world.
  • COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild
    (or no symptoms) to severe illness.
Know how COVID-19 is spread
  • You can become infected by coming into
    close contact (about 6 feet or two
    arm lengths) with a person who has
    COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread
    from person to person.
  • You can become infected from respiratory
    droplets when an infected person coughs,
    sneezes, or talks.
  • You may also be able to get it by touching a
    surface or object that has the virus on it, and
    then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
  • There is currently no vaccine to protect
    against COVID-19. The best way to protect
    yourself is to avoid being exposed to the
    virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid
    close contact with others.
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your
    nose and mouth in public settings.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently
    touched surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
    for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least
    60% alcohol.
Practice social distancing
  • Buy groceries and medicine,
    go to the doctor, and
    complete banking activities
    online when possible.
  • If you must go in person,
    stay at least 6 feet away from
    others and disinfect items you
    must touch.
  • Get deliveries and takeout,
    and limit in-person contact as
    much as possible.
Prevent the spread of
COVID-19 if you are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick,
    except to get medical care.
  • Avoid public transportation,
    ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Separate yourself from other
    people and pets in your home.
  • There is no specific treatment
    for COVID-19, but you can seek
    medical care to help relieve
    your symptoms.
  • If you need medical attention,
    call ahead.
Know your risk for
severe illness
  • Everyone is at risk of
    getting COVID-19.
  • Older adults and people of
    any age who have serious
    underlying medical conditions
    may be at higher risk for more
    severe illness.


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