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Preventive Measures

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.