(This information was created by the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing)
Stay home whenever you can, except to get medical care!
Stay at least six feet from other people, even if they don’t look ill.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Do so before you eat or prepare food, and after you sneeze, cough, blow your nose
or visit any public place. If you cannot wash with soap and water, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
The virus can last on some surfaces for several days. You can become infected if
you touch these surfaces and then touch your eyes,
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Using alcohol solutions that contain at least 70% alcohol, or diluted household bleach
solutions, clean frequently used objects like phones, keys, tablets, doorknobs, and TV remotes.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
Coronavirus is primarily spread through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes near
others. Do not cough or sneeze into your hand.
Plan how to take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are at higher risk and should consult with doctors about staying protected. Create a list of emergency contacts and designate space in your home for sick family members.