Health and Safety Tips / Coronavirus Prevention:
Colorado has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than most states in the US. While this may mean that the virus has a higher concentration here, it could also mean that Colorado has a better infrastructure for testing and/or is taking the pandemic more seriously, resulting in higher numbers of confirmed cases. Regardless, it’s important to stay safe and take precautions in order to protect yourself, your family, and to reduce the spread of the disease. Below are measures that public health professionals and government officials are recommending.
1. Wash your hands often 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. You may also use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
2. Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
3. Stay home as much as possible, even if you are not sick. If you must go to work or in public, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from any person or group of people. Do your best to avoid groups of 10 or more people at all times.
4. If you are sick, stay home and seek medical attention immediately. Health professionals are recommending that you call or email in advance, but don’t hesitate to get tested or talk to a doctor.
5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
6. Wear a facemask if you are sick. 7. If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for some one with an illness or have been in contact with a person who has been confirmed to have the virus. The CDC and the State of Colorado have tons of information on prevention, symptoms, and anything else you need to know about coronavirus.
For more information: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html State of Colorado: https://covid19.colorado.gov/