It’s never been more important to practice good hygiene and observe preventive protocols to keep yourself, and those around you, healthy.
To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and immediately dispose of the used tissue.
Always wash your hands:
- Before, during and after preparing food.
- Before eating food.
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick.
- Before and after treating a cut or wound.
- After using the toilet.
- After contact with high touch surfaces (e.g., elevators, lobby areas, reception desks, etc.).
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- After removing gloves or other personal protective equipment.
- After touching an animal or animal waste.
- After touching garbage.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
When receiving mail and packages:
- Limit in-person contact when accepting a delivery, or stay at least six feet away from the delivery person.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after touching the package.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available.
- Use nitrile gloves when handling the package, if possible.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth.
Practice physical distancing on campus to reduce the risk of infection by:
- Staying at least six feet apart from others or using physical barriers (e.g., shields, curtains) when possible.
- Avoiding large gatherings of greater than 10 people when feasible.
- Eliminating contact with others (shaking hands, embracing, etc.).
- Avoiding and reporting those who appear to be demonstrating symptoms (coughing, sneezing or stating they feel like they have fever-like symptoms).
- Avoiding touching common surfaces (where possible) and ensuring frequent washing of hands if it’s not possible to avoid touching surfaces.
- Taking the stairs instead of an elevator.
- Taking separate vehicles when traveling.