Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
- Before you leave, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Once you reach your destination, wash your hands again, or use hand sanitizer as soon as possible.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a mask in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
Masks should not be placed on:
- Babies and children younger than 2 years old
Anyone who has trouble breathing
- Anyone unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance
- Masks are meant to protect other people in case you are unknowingly infected and do not have symptoms.
- Stay home when appropriate
If you had contact with Covid-19 patient
- If you are sick, have recently had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with a person with COVID-19, or are waiting for COVID test results, avoid using transportation options that may put you in close contact with others (e.g., public transit, rideshare, or taxis). Stay home except to seek medical care.
- If you are sick and public transportation is your only option when seeking medical care, wear a mask over your nose and mouth, practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people as much as possible), and practice hand hygiene, including using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. For non-emergency medical care, make an appointment ahead of time and, if using public transportation, travel during non-peak hours, if possible.
- Before traveling, pack sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (in case you are unable to wash your hands at your destination).
- Wear your mask in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people, for example, while riding on a train or bus, waiting at a rest stop, or riding in a car with people outside your household.
- Bring extra masks and a sealable plastic bag. If your mask gets wet or dirty, put a clean mask on and put the wet or dirty mask in the plastic bag until you can wash it.
Protect people at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Individuals who have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should consider the risks and benefits of non-essential travel.