Preventing Sickness and Spread
How to stay healthy:
- Stay home
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
The California Department of Public Health has consolidated state guidance on how to prepare and protect Californians from COVID-19 in a single location.
What to do if you think that you are sick:
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider or local public health department before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
Coronavirus symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
See additional guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.