If you suspect you may have the virus, isolate yourself & call ahead before visiting your doctor

PREVENTION

  • Wash your hands (see below) often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

PROPER HANDWASHING

Experts say handwashing is the best way to protect yourself against the virus!

Wet your hands with clean running water, turn off the tap and apply soap

Lather your hands, including the back of your hand, between your fingers and under nails

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds
(Tip: the time it takes to say your ABCs!)

Rinse hands well under clean, running water

Dry hands using a clean towel or by air drying