COVID-19 Prevention – Key Concepts

COVID-19 Prevention – Key Concepts

June 16, 2020

Minimize the chance of exposure. The common way to catch the virus that causes COVID-19 is from close contact with other people. Avoiding gatherings of people and practicing social distancing can help reduce

the chances of exposure. Comply with state orders for sheltering in place or staying at home.

Promote the use of everyday preventive actions. Clean your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and follow recommendations of local or state orders for wearing cloth face covering to reduce the spread of infection.

Protect high-risk populations. To keep our families and communities safe and healthy, it is important to take steps to protect older adults, people with underlying health conditions, people facing homelessness, incarcerated or detained people, and people who work in healthcare or other critical infrastructure jobs.

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