Coronavirus (COVID-19): Prevention

Reviewed by Carrie A. Horn, MD, Charles L. Daley, MD, Gwen A. Huitt, MD, MS, Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD

Coronavirus Prevention Tips

Currently, there is no vaccine for COVID19. Thorough personal hygiene is the best prevention.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.

  • Wash hands after contact with animals and animal food products.

  • Fully cook animal food products before eating.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are showing symptoms of illness.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue or cough into your elbow.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

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Call your doctor if:

  • You develop a fever and cough or shortness of breath within 14 days after traveling from an area with outbreaks

  • You have been in close contact with someone who has traveled from an infected area who has symptoms of the COVID-19


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