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October 21, 2020
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What Actions Can You Take Everyday to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

What Actions Can You Take Everyday to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Help Prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Social distancing means reducing contact with people, especially in large crowds. It is a proven public health strategy that will help slow the spread of a highly contagious disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19).  This will help protect our healthcare system to continue their ability to care for people who need it and protect our most vulnerable populations.
  • The CDC recommends that people keep a distance of six feet from others to avoid spreading or catching the virus.
  • Learn tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.

Every resident should take these basic steps to protect themselves and those most at risk:

  • Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US. See for the latest travel guidance from the CDC.  

Stay informed about the situation and make sure the information is from a credible source. Recommended credible sources for information include the Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and Jackson County Public Health.


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