What to do if you are sick
If you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019, or suspected of being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community.
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Stop the spread of germs poster
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.
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Stay home when you are sick!
If you feel unwell or have the following symptoms, fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and do not go to work.
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster
Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Keeping Patients on Dialysis Safe
If you are on dialysis, you should NOT postpone your treatments. Learn ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 while on dialysis.
What You Can Do if You are at Higher RIsk of Severe Illness from COVID-19
People at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include older adults, people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.
Stay Healthy Wash Your Hands
Germs are all around you. Stay healthy by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Wash Your Hands
Follow these steps for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
CERC in an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Crises and Emergency Risk Communication fact sheet. Be first, be right, be credible, express empathy, promote action, show respect.
Factsheet – What healthcare personnel should know about caring for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19.