As corona-virus spreads throughout the world, people are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from getting sick.
The respiratory illness corona-virus has spread across the world, including the US, and the WHO has officially declared the disease a pandemic. As the threat becomes more widespread, new precautions must be taken: The federal government has implemented various protective measures, as have individual state, county and city governments. You, too, should take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 and limit the spread of the novel corona-virus to others. In this article, learn how.
- Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get mucus or spit on your skin, clean it off right away. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially people exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces, such as counter tops and doorknobs, with a disinfectant.
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