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How to Stop the Spread of Germs

Posted on March 12, 2020

Keeping the home safe: Encourage your family members to do the following –

All households

  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their face and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Households with vulnerable seniors or those with significant underlying conditions

Significant underlying conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system

  • Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to the
  • person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the
    person, such as by feeding or caring for the person
  • If possible, provide a protected space for vulnerable household members
  • Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly

Households with sick family members

  • Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door closed
  • Have only one family member care for them
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for household members over 65 years old or with underlying conditions

For more information regarding COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

How to Stop the Spread of Germs

Publicado 12 marzo 2020

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