Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

a)   Clean thoroughly your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water with running water
  • If there is no soap and water, use a hand alcohol based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


b)   Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Maintain social distancing with other people 

c)    Stay home if you’re sick and even if you are not sick stay home to protect yourself from spread of disease


d)   Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a something when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol based sanitizer

e)   Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick

f)    Clean and disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily e.g. tables, doorknobs, handles, desks, keyboards, etc
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.