The best advice for the public to prevent the spread of any virus, including COVID-19, is to:

  • Wash your hands frequently 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 you are sick, stay home and/or seek medical attention from your health care provider. Please call before you arrive, if possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Disinfect objects such as door handles and other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue immediately.

Please be clear: disposable surgical or cloth masks are not 100% effective for preventing COVID-19.