How to Protect Yourself

Last Updated: March 13, 2020

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The University continues to take multiple actions to keep the University healthy and prevent the spread of illness, including supporting those who wish to work remotely. Additionally, we are recommending that all active offices perform the following precautions:

  • Twice-a-day cleaning of high-touch areas, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, etc.
  • Place hand sanitizer in visible locations and public areas.
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