Clean your hands often:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Wash your hands before, during, and after meal prep and before and after eating.
- If soap and water are not readily available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your face before going to bed at night.
Avoid close contact:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance (6 feet) between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. Limit gatherings to 50 people or less (this includes church, weddings, etc).
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Clean and disinfect:
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Wear a facemask if you are sick:
If you are sick you should wear a face mask when you are around people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
If you are not sick, you DO NOT need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick. Wearing a face mask while healthy can actually increase your risk of catching an illness.
Care Team will continue to monitor the CDC website for information and resources.
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies (HHAs):