COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Prevention

If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should isolate until a test can be conducted to confirm.

Wear a mask

The CDC currently recommends that all non-vaccinated persons should wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The CDC also recommends that all persons should wear a mask in order to maximize protection from the delta variant and others. At this time, masks are federally required to be worn over both the nose and mouth on planes, trains, buses, and other forms of public transportation.

Clean and disinfect surfaces

The CDC recommends that you clean and disinfect high contact surfaces daily. This may include tables, door handles, keyboards, phones, faucets, toilets, etc.

Wash your hands often

The CDC recommends that you wash your hands often, especially after being in a public space, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. It is recommended that you wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with hot, soapy water. If soap and hot water are not readily available, you may use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

Cover your coughs and/or sneezes

If you are not wearing a mask, make sure you cover your cough and/or sneeze using the inside of your elbow or a tissue. Throw away the used tissue and immediately wash your hands.

Stay 6 feet away from others, and avoid crowds or poorly ventilated areas

If possible, the CDC recommends social distancing at least six feet apart. You should avoid being in highly crowded areas as this may put you at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. You should also avoid poorly ventilated areas by opening windows and doors as much as possible. 

What to do if you receive a positive test

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, you should do the following:

Self-isolate as much as possible, only leaving the house for medical appointments

If you test positive, you should limit your exposure to others. You should only leave your home for medical treatment and/or medical appointments. 

Monitor your health and symptoms daily

You should monitor your symptoms, including fever; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; headache; loss of taste or smell; nausea or vomiting; congestion, or runny nose.

Clean all high-touch surfaces or shared spaces daily

If you live in a shared space, it is critical to clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces frequently in order to limit the spread of the virus. Household cleaners and disinfectants are acceptable for disinfecting these surfaces.

Cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing and wash your hands frequently 

When coughing or sneezing, you should direct your mouth to your inner elbow in order to stop the spread of the respiratory droplets. After coughing or sneezing, you should immediately wash your hands in hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. If you have a positive test result, you should wash your hands frequently to limit the spread of the virus.