Protect Yourself from COVID-19

COVID-19 is a serious virus, but the good news is that there are ways to protect ourselves.

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Getting vaccinated

Using a mask

Keeping 6 feet apart from others

  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • If possible, keep 6 feet of distance between the sick person and other members of the household.

  • Outside your home: Keep 6 feet of distance between you and people who do not live at home.

  • Remember that even people without symptoms can spread the virus

Avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated places

  • Being in crowded places such as restaurants, bars, gyms or cinemas, increases the risk of contracting COVID-19.

  • Avoid as much as possible indoor spaces where fresh outside air does not circulate adequately.

  • If you are indoors and at all possible, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate.

Washing your hands frequently

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Cleaning and disinfecting

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counters, grab handles, desks, telephones, keyboards, toilets, faucets (the water tap), and sinks.

Monitoring your health on a daily basis

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can

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