How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19?

There are steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold that will also help prevent COVID-19, including:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  5. Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
  6. Keep at least six feet away from one another to the maximum extent possible.
  7. Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If you are traveling, follow the CDC’s guidance at CDC.gov/Travel.

Last updated: April 2, 2020