COVID-19 General Information
The community is advised to:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands 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.
- Practice Social Distancing -
- having verbal salutations in place of handshakes and hugs
- not sharing utensils, cups and linens
- staying six feet apart from others at public events
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Get immunized against the flu to protect yourself and your family, and reduce the potential strain on the healthcare system, which may be impacted by COVID-19 concerns.
- Wear Facemasks (homemade ones are fine) when going out to conduct essential services. It is not necessary to have a surgical or N95 quality mask. Please save those supplies for medical and healthcare workers.
To further prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, it is also recommended that all “high-touch” surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, trash cans, phones, remote controls, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables are frequently cleaned and disinfected. When cleaning, use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered product that cleans (removes germs) and disinfects (kills germs). As always, please be sure to follow the instructions on the labels of cleaning products and disinfectants.
How to Protect Yourself
What to do if You are Sick
COVID-19 and Mental Health
- “Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks”, available in the following languages: Arabic / Armenian / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / English / Farsi / Japanese / Khmer / Korean / Russian / Spanish / Tagalog / Vietnamese
- “Maintaining Health and Stability During COVID-19”, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Armenian
- “Staying Connected During Physical Distancing”, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Armenian
- “Alleviating Fear and Anxiety During Essential Trips in Public”, available in English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Armenian
- “Understanding the Mental Health and Emotional Aspects of COVID-19”, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Armenian
- “Coping with the Loss of a Loved One”, available in English (translations pending)
- “Your Wellbeing on Your Terms” brochure, in English and Spanish, which highlights available apps to support self-care and wellbeing