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Use These Tips To Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Use These Tips To Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Mar 18, 2020

Updated Oct 25, 2023

5 min read

Use These Tips To Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Visit SCL Health's Coronavirus Information and Resources page for more information.

COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and by coming into contact with infected surfaces. You can help protect yourself and limit the spread of disease with these tips:

  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people
  • Avoid eating or drinking out - use drive through, pick up or delivery
  • Re-consider non-essential errands & travel, shopping trips and social visits
  • Visit loved ones by electronic devices instead of in person
  • Practice social distancing
    • Allow 6 feet of space between you and other people
    • Greet friends & colleagues with a wave instead of a handshake
  • Commit to good hand hygiene
    • Wash your hands often, and for 20 seconds or more or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
    • Cover coughs/sneezes with a tissue or cough into your elbow
  • Don’t share personal items such as food, drinks, towels or utensils
  • Hang out at home - enjoy reading, connecting with family, etc.

Looking for more ways to practice mindfulness at home? Here are some additional ideas and resources!