Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.

Wash Your Hands Frequently

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Avoid crowded places

It is advisable to avoid going to crowded areas to prevent the virus from spreading.

Cough or Sneeze into your bent elbow or a tissue
  • Move as far away from others as possible. If you’re stuck in close quarters, turn away.
  • Bury your nose and mouth in your inner elbow.
  • Sneeze, then wait a few seconds to see if there’s another sneeze on the way.
  • Keep in mind that your sleeve is now wet with sneeze droplets. Now’s not the time to hug or snuggle. If you touch your sleeve, wash your hands before touching anyone or anything.


Watch out for Fever, Cough and Shortness of Breath

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19

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