What measures can I take to stay healthy?

Please see the CDC recommendations and precautions available here, including the following:

Practice good hygiene:

  • Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals.
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables and handrails regularly.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Avoid Crowding:

  • Use online transactions where possible
  • Consider limiting attendance at larger gatherings.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.