COVID-19 What Everyone Should Do

Reduce Your Risk and Monitor Your Health

For the health of you, your family, and the community we strongly recommend the following:
  • Practice good hand washing—20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Do not shake hands or hug.
  • Cough into your elbow or into a tissue and discard.
  • Frequently clean high touch surfaces in your home and work place (such as door knobs, countertops, remotes, etc.).
  • Avoid touching railings, door knobs, faucets, etc. in public areas. Use your sleeve or tissue if necessary.
  • Avoid close contact, keep 6 feet between you and others.
  • Limit travel to essentials—groceries, pharmacy, medical care. Abide by state requirements and follow these CDC guidelines for Running Essential Errands.
  • Minimize contact with others who may be ill or carrying COVID-19, including those in your household.
  • Use cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing cloth face coverings is an additional public health measure people should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CDC still recommends that you stay at least 6 feet away from other people (social distancing), frequent hand cleaning and other everyday preventive actions. 
  • Monitor your health at home and watch for these symptoms. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever (99.9°F/37.8°C or higher). Watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home if you are ill.