CORONAVIRUS DISEASE

KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

 

CASES IN THE U.S

 

View COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK

 

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS

 

Older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions like chronic lung disease

GUIDANCE

 

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

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Symptoms of COVID - 19

Watch for, cough, and
shortness of breath

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COVID - 19 Home Care

At home care for mild illness can help stop the spread of COVID - 19

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Clean & Disinfect Your Home

Clean and disinfect frequently touch surfaces and objects

KEEPING COMMUNITIES SAFE

CDC provides guidance to keep people safe

TRAVEL

SCHOOLS / CHILDCARE

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Situation Summary

CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from

person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has

been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is

working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as

public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause 

mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in adults 65 years

and older.

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled
    into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself


 

 

Clean your hands often

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

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Avoid close contact

 

Take steps to protect others Stay home if you’re sick

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

 

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the
    grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble
    breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.

  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

 

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches,
    countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

KNOW HOW IT SPREADS

EVERYONE SHOULD

To Disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:

  • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water

    OR
     

  • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

     

  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants. Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

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