The virus spreads person-to-person. The CDC estimates that 6 feet is a safe distance from someone who may be infected.
This is still commonly considered as some of the easiest armor against the virus. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
Hand sanitizer made of at least 60% alcohol is an acceptable alternative to soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces
Diluted household bleach solutions and solutions with 70% alcohol are ideal for disinfecting surfaces.
- Responding to public health crises can have a detrimental effect on mental health
The CDC recommends limiting consumption of media coverage about the disease and focusing on self-care activities at home.