Sunday, April 14, 2024

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, it's important to follow recommended preventive measures:

Get vaccinated: COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. Vaccination is one of the most important tools in controlling the spread of COVID-19.


Wear masks: Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in public settings, especially indoors or in crowded areas. Masks help prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that may contain the virus.


Practice physical distancing: Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (about 2 meters) from others, especially if they are not from your household. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Wash hands frequently: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public places, touching surfaces, or coughing/sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.


Avoid touching face: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, as this can introduce the virus into your body.


Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of used tissues properly and wash your hands immediately afterward.


Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces: Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, and electronic devices.


Stay home when sick: If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus, stay home and avoid close contact with others. Follow guidelines from health authorities regarding isolation and quarantine.


Follow public health guidelines: Stay informed about COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations from local health authorities and follow them accordingly.

By consistently practicing these preventive measures, you can reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 and help protect others in your community.

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