One way to minimize exposure to COVID-19 is by staying home at all times. While encouraged, it is an unrealistic notion for many as there are essential activities that must be carried out such as going to work, shopping for groceries, going on a walk, etc.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following safety and prevention tips:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wear face coverings in public and when around others who do not live in your household. Wearing face coverings in public is mandatory in California.
- Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Before you go to a specific place, call in advance to ask what COVID-19 safety and prevention measures are in place, like requiring staff to wear face coverings.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between uses when feasible.
More prevention tips can be found at Coronavirus Disease 2019_CDC