World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Hygiene advice

Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.  Wash hands after coughing or sneezing   When caring for the sick   Before, during and after food preparation   Before eating   After using the restroom/toilet   When hands are visibly dirty   After handling animals or waste.

Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing   Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth    Do not spit in public   Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.  Discard the tissue immediately       and clean your hands 

Medical advice

If you feel unwell (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and call local health authorities in    advance   Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance.

Mask usage

Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person   Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing   Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning   Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask    Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of mask   Do not reuse single-use masks

This is a public service provided by THE DC PATRIOT and advised by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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