Prevention Tips

Last updated: April 23, 2024

Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community by helping reduce the spread of viruses. Follow these simple tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are caring for someone who is sick, wear a mask.
  • Try not to touch your face, mouth or eyes without washing your hands first.
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19, particularly if you have been exposed to someone who is sick. If you have symptoms, get tested.
  • Get vaccinated. Get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine unless your physician says you should not. Get an RSV vaccine if your physician says you should.
  • Wear a mask if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus.

If your immune system is weakened by a medication or health condition, talk to your physician. They may recommend you take other steps to protect yourself.