How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

It’s important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The following can protect you and others:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask / face covering.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds) and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Limit non-essential trips out of the house and minimize contact with others who don’t live with you.
  • Stay away from others who are sick. Stay home if you are sick or showing symptoms.
  • Avoid group gatherings and poorly ventilated spaces.

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. What are the symptoms?
4. When do I seek medical evaluation and advice?
5. How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
6. How is COVID-19 treated?
7. Why is the mask / face covering mandate in place?
8. Am I required to wear a mask / face covering?
9. Who should get tested for COVID-19?
10. How do I get a test for COVID-19?
11. Should I get tested for COVID-19?
12. What is a quarantine and why is it used?
13. Is quarantine different from isolation?
14. How does self-quarantine work?
15. Can people in self-quarantine still have contact with their household members?
16. What should I do if I get sick or someone in my household gets sick?
17. When should I seek emergency medical attention?
18. What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
19. How can I prepare for an outbreak?
20. How can I prepare for COVID-19 at work?
21. How can I support local businesses during this time?
22. What mental health resources are available to help cope with COVID-19?