Wearing face masks is something that we can do every day to help prevent the spread of the virus. You should always wear one when you go out to public places and anytime you’re around people who do not live in your household.
Keeping our hands clean is one of the easiest and most important things we can do to stay healthy and help limit the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water whenever you can. However, if soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol should be used.
We understand that you want to spend time with your extended family and friends. We are all longing for more in-person interaction and fewer video calls. But we must do it safely, and that means keeping some space between us.
Coronavirus spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with each other for prolonged periods of time. Since people can spread the virus before they begin to feel sick, it is important to keep at least 6 feet away from others (physical distancing) as much as possible. It also means avoiding large gatherings (social distancing), which we know can be especially tough during the holidays. But by doing this now, we hope we can all get back to getting together with family soon.