General Guidance

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue, then wash hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Limit time in crowded public places. When you are in public try to stay 6 feet away from others
  • Wear a cloth mask in places where you may not be able to maintain a distance of 6 feet, like the grocery store. More info on masks and children.
  • Avoid travel to areas with high rates of infection
  • Frequently clean and disinfect your home, especially high-touch surfaces (normal cleaning products are effective against COVID-19)

Let’s keep our distance and keep all of our loved ones around

Social distancing means trying to limit physical contact and being close to others to help limit the spread of coronavirus. School closures and cancellations of large gatherings are efforts to promote social distancing. Other things to remember:

  • Instead of handshakes and hugs, try alternative greetings (e.g. foot taps, waves)
  • Try to stay 6 feet away from others when in public places
  • Teenagers can become ill with coronavirus infections and even get pneumonia
  • Some teenagers who have asthma, cancer, or heart disease can become very ill with coronavirus infection
  • Keeping your distance when you are with friends and family may be the thing that keeps them from being infected. All of us can think of someone we want to protect from getting this: grandparents, parents with health problems, aunts, uncles, a favorite coach, drama teacher, or barista—who might because of their age, or a health problem that you may not even know about, be at risk of dying from coronavirus infection.