Curbing Coronavirus: Guidelines for Public Health

March 18, 2020
The old adage “Keep Calm and Carry On” is being repurposed these days—but with a change to reflect what’s going on now that we’re dealing with the new coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is telling us to “keep calm and wash your hands.” They’ve even created a printable sign.

That’s because, as we work to stop the spread of coronavirus, washing our hands with soap and hot water (for at least 20 seconds) is one of the best prevention tools we’ve got—especially after we’ve been in public places. Other important times for scrubbing up are after blowing our noses, coughing or sneezing, before and after going to the bathroom, and before eating.

The virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact, mostly when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and between people who are within six feet of each other.

And handwashing alone isn’t enough:

And, as you add these important practices into your daily lifestyle, remember that you aren’t just keeping yourself healthy. You’re helping your entire community.

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