Prevention and Treatment

saferathome.gifProtect Yourself and Others

A few simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being exposed and exposing others to COVID-19. Everyone should:

  • Practice good hygiene: cover coughs and sneezes, don't touch your face, and wash hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others not in your household
  • Use cloth face coverings when in public
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used items and touched surfaces often

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to it. Learn more on How to Protect Yourself and Others from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Prevention Resources

Social Distancing

Hand Hygiene

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Gloves and Face Coverings

General Prevention Tips

Treatment

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses at this time. There is ongoing medical research regarding treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Although most people will recover on their own, you can do some things to help relieve your symptoms, including:

  • Take medications to relieve pain and fever
  • Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
  • If you are mildly sick, drink plenty of fluids, stay home, and get plenty of rest




Page last updated: May 22, 2020