Keep Yourself & Your Family Safe

  • The right and wrong way to wear a mask

    The New York State Department of Health 

    Face Masks and Coverings for COVID-19

    Mascarilla o cubierta para cara para protegerse del COVID-19

    Prevention

    Everyone should:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
    • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container.
    • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

    For people who are sick:

    • Stay home.
    • If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as acetaminophen.
    • Keep sick household members away from others. If you have a separate room that is best.
    • Use soap and water, a bleach and water solution, or EPA-approved household products. You can make your own cleanser with a mixture of 1 cup of liquid unscented chlorine bleach in 5 gallons of water.
    • Avoid sharing personal items.
    • Anyone at high risk for complications should talk to their healthcare provider for more information.