Updated: Apr 17, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has taken over the world in 2020. What originated in China has now spread all over the world and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important to keep yourself protected. The virus is highly contagious and has been proven to be dangerous for people of all ages, but especially for the elderly. Because there is no vaccine to prevent infection or effective treatment to cure COVID-19, behavior based mitigation is especially important.
How to stay safe?
You need to keep yourself safe by following these guidelines:
Keep a distance of 6 ft. between yourself and other people.
Stay home as much as possible.
Wear a cloth face covering (mask) over your nose and mouth when in public.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available. Apply enough to coat your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Do not touch your face, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
When you are not wearing a cloth face covering, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with your sleeve near the crook of your elbow. Wash or sanitize hands after discarding tissues in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), stay home and contact your local health department or health care provider immediately.
Source and for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html