WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF AND OTHERS?

Take everyday preventive steps that are always recommended to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, flu, and this virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve, or your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home except to get medical care.

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1. WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? (COVID-19)
2. HAS THIS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD TO THE US?
3. DOES ANYONE IN MARYLAND HAVE THE VIRUS NOW?
4. WHAT IS THE RISK TO THE PUBLIC RIGHT NOW?
5. HOW DOES THIS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD?
6. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS?
7. SHOULD I WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN I GO OUT IN PUBLIC?
8. WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF AND OTHERS?
9. HOW DO I STAY INFORMED?