The World Health Organization recommends doing “the five” to help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Do the Five:
1. HANDS: Wash them often
2. ELBOW: Cough into it
3. FACE: Don’t touch it
4. SPACE: Practice social distancing
5. HOME: Stay home if you can

Practice proper hand washing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases.

Best Practice Tips:

  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging
  • Avoid high traffic areas or any situation that tends to attract people
  • Avoid sharing work items such as pens, computers and high touch items

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick for at least 14 days.
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease for at least 14 days.

Best Practice Tips:

  • Avoid sharing household items such as towels, drinks or dinnerware
  • Stay home – limit contact with visitors and keep at least six feet away from of others


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