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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 https://www.cdc.gov/travel 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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