Coronavirus (COVID-19): Prevention Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by Carrie A. Horn, MD, Charles L. Daley, MD, Gwen A. Huitt, MD, MS, Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD (March 04, 2020) 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. COVID-19 Overview | COVID-19 Causes | COVID-19 Symptoms | COVID-19 Diagnosis | COVID-19 Treatment 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 More on COVID-19 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Coronavirus: Information & Resources Coronavirus Vaccine & Treatment Myths and Facts: 2019 Coronavirus View More Coronavirus (COVID-19): Causes Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.