The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus.  However, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, such as:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (20 seconds or longer) or use alcohol hand rub if no soap and water are available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect “high-touch” surfaces often