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Everyday Ways to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

The Orange County Health Care Agency website contains a lot of useful information about the COVID-19 virus, including a list of best practices to prevent infection.

To avoid exposure, the federal Centers for Disease Control recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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