- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, instead of your hands. The tissue should then be placed in a wastebasket. If a tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve. Remember to wash your hands afterward as well.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Practice good health habits, such as getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritional foods.
- If you are sick, do your best to stay away from people. You will recuperate faster and prevent the spread of getting others sick. The CDC recommends you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
Thank you for support and cooperation during this time. I will continue to monitor the situation and update you as more information becomes available.
Adam D. Dallas