COVID-19 Update: Protecting Yourself and Others

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COVID-19 Update- Protecting Yourself and OthersFollow the simple guidelines for individual choices and actions.

By now, we are all aware of the threat presented by COVID-19. It’s crucial that we all take the right steps to protect ourselves and others from further spread. A lot has been said about our need to “flatten the curve” so we don’t overwhelm our health services and facilities. We can all do our part to help make this happen.

We’re including some simple guidelines for you to follow. Once you’ve made them part of your daily life, it’s important to repeat them regularly, and to stay alert. Here’s what you can do:

  • Keep your hands safe and clean by washing frequently, using sanitizer and avoiding contact with other people’s hands
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into the bend of your elbow or a tissue, not in your hands
  • Practice social distancing or self-isolating and keep a constant distance away from others as much as possible
  • Even if you have a slight fever or cough, stay at home
  • Learn to spot the symptoms of COVID-19, especially how they differ from other illnesses
  • If you think you have symptoms, call or go online before visiting a hospital or clinic in person

Here are some sources from the World Health Organization you should check out:

Video: 7 steps to stop the spread of the virus

Video: The best and most complete way to wash your hands

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