If you have a chronic medical condition and may have a higher risk of severe illness, check with your doctor about other ways to protect yourself in addition to the recommended preventive measures listed here: 

  • Avoid close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.

  • Keep distance between yourself and others (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters). This is especially important if you have a higher risk of serious illness. Keep in mind some people may have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they do not have symptoms or do not know they have COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.

  • Cover your face with a cloth facemask in public spaces, such as the grocery store, where it is difficult to avoid close contact with others.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw away the used tissue. Wash your hands right away.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, towels, bedding and other household items if you are sick.

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, electronics and counters, daily.

  • Stay home from work, school and public areas if you are sick, unless you're going to get medical care.

  • Avoid public transportation, taxis and ride-sharing if you're sick


Page Last Updated: 30/01/2021