The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the following measures:


  • Wash your hands frequently
    Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to kill viruses that may be on your hands. When soap and water are not available, thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based (60% or more) hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain social distancing
    Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is not a part of your household
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
    Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
    Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash or sanitize your hands. Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you.
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
    Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
  • If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your healthcare provider.