How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Staying Safe from Respiratory Viruses

Get immunized.

Stay up to date on your flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines.

Stay home when sick.

Stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other symptoms are mild and improving.

Wear a mask.

Wearing a mask when you are indoors with other people is a precaution you can take at any time. Wearing a mask helps protect you and those around you.

Practice good hygiene.

Cover your coughs and sneezes, clean frequently touched surfaces, and wash your hands often.

Take steps for cleaner air.

Open doors or windows to bring in fresh outside air, purify indoor air or gather outdoors.

Test and treat.

If you have cold or flu symptoms, and are at higher risk for severe disease, knowing what illness you have can help get you the right treatment. Antiviral medications for COVID-19 and flu work best when taken as soon as possible and are recommended for those at higher risk.