It’s the dog days of summer, which means people all over the country are leaving their homes to go to the beach, head out on a road trip, or simply just spend a day at the park. But just because the sun is shining and public places are open does not mean that we should forget to take precautions when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here are a few tips to remember to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.