It sounds simple, but frequently washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
If your hands are visibly dirty, hand sanitizer won’t do. Find soap and water to wash up.
Be sure to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have touched a surface that has been exposed to coronavirus then touch your face, you could become sick.
The virus also can be transmitted through handshakes or high-fives. That’s why it’s so important to frequently wash your hands.