Prevention Tips

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Although, as of February 2021, case numbers are going in the right direction, health experts advise that we cannot let our guard down or ease up on mask-wearing and social distancing measures. There is still much uncertainty about new variant coronavirus strains and how they may impact our communities. The risk of exposure and spread is still extremely high. Please remember to always wear a mask, practicing social distancing, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you're sick, and only gather with people who live in your own household. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says wearing your mask properly is key to stopping the spread. They advise that double masking may stop the spread even more effectively. It is also important to wear your mask snugly against your face so that there are no gaps to allow droplets to escape or enter. 

The CDC offers these updated tips to improve how your mask protects yourself and others. 

Prevention Information:

  • Always wear a mask when you are in public, or around people who are not in your immediate household.
  • Wash your hands often. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow. 
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. 6 feet is advised. 
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Call ahead before going to your doctor.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

More prevention tips from the CDC