How Do I Stay Safe?

How Can I Keep Myself & My Family Safe?

Ask if you can work from home to limit potential exposure to the virus.

Do not gather in groups and observe social distancing guidelines whenever possible.

If you have any symptoms such as a new cough, fever or breathing difficulties, you should not go to work or leave your house. Call your doctor to discuss your symptoms.

Be sure to cough or sneeze into a tissue and then put it into the garbage immediately, and wear a mask when in proximity to others.

If you have the space, designate a specific bedroom and bathroom for anyone in the home who feels sick to minimize the exposure of other people in the house.

When returning home, you do not have to immediately launder clothes, shower or wash your hair, unless you’ve been in close contact with a sick person, or someone coughed or sneezed on you.  

If you go outdoors to get exercise or walk your dog, your chance of getting the virus is extremely low as long as you practice social distancing.

It is not recommended that you waste cleaning products cleaning the bottoms of your shoes. Instead, consider leaving them outside the front door.

It’s most important to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others (ideally 12 feet of distance from others indoors) and wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. COVID-19 has a fatty membrane that is vulnerable to soap. Avoid touching your face, especially your nose, eyes and mouth until after you’ve washed your hands.

Source  WHO; CDC; USA Today; NYT; NBC