Stay Informed About COVID-19 and Prevention
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash.
- Clean and disinfect items and surfaces you touch often.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues; discard the tissues.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Stay home if possible.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when entering their house or room.
- Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer before and after touching someone or any mobility devices (canes, a walker) or other equipment.
- Every day, use household cleaner to wipe the surfaces of frequently-used equipment or devices.
- If their symptoms get worse, call their doctor.
- Call 911 if you see emergency warning signs like the below. Mention they have COVID-19 (or symptoms of it).
- Trouble breathing.
- Pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away.
- Confusion; bluish lips or face; or unconsciousness.
- If you’re in the same room, car or doctor’s office with someone who is sick, both of you should cover your nose, mouth and chin with a CDC-recommended cloth face cover. Cover your face even if they cannot, and wear gloves if you can.
- Whenever possible, the person with COVID-19 should be alone and using a separate room and/or bathroom.
- Clean surfaces often, like countertops, doorknobs, light switches, faucets and more.