Information, Resources & Protection from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This 3D medical animation explains how COVID-19 spreads and how you can protect yourself.

Reducing the Spread of COVID-19

We encourage you to be proactive to protect your health and safety. We can all play a role in reducing the potential spread of the COVID-19 in our community.

The following are recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wear a mask. The CDC recommends wearing masks in public and when around people who do not live in your household. Be sure to wear the mask correctly- making sure it fits snugly on your face, covering your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, please use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are feeling ill.
  • Cough or sneeze into the sleeve of your elbow or use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, please see our FAQ page.

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