There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
» Do not visit Patients if you have flu or cold symptoms: – fever, chills, body aches or cough.
» Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
» 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 away the tissue and wash your hands.
» Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (like door knobs and countertops) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.