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. 

How to clean your home to prevent the virus: 

  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces daily may be the most crucial, according to the New York Times. High-touch surfaces include things like phones, keyboards, door knobs, light switches, drawer handles, television remotes, refrigerator and microwave oven doors, counters, toilets and faucets.
  • Wipe or spray high-touch surfaces with disinfectants that promise to kill germs. If you don’t have a disinfectant, scrubbing with soapy water will do.

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:

  • feeling like you have a fever
  • a new cough
  • shortness of breath

See additional guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.