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What should I do to stay safe?

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Please refer to the Shasta County Department of Public Health’s site for current suggestions or contact your health care provider for specific, personal needs. In general, public health agencies say that the best preventative measures are simple good hygiene practices:

  • If you are sick, or if anyone in your household is sick stay home. Anyone with even mild symptoms you should stay home.
  • Wash your hands often, especially before you eat, after using the restroom or blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you cannot wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, use a hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth in case your hands are not clean.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use your sleeve if you don’t have a tissue handy and wash your hands. If you have these symptoms, stay at home.
  • Avoid sharing objects like cups, food, and drinks.
  • Minimize contact, and avoid shaking hands and high-fiving. Stay at least 6 feet from sick individuals.
  • Practice healthy habits. Get plenty of sleep, stay active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.

Shasta County Department of Health Services: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa/health-safety/current-heath-concerns/coronavirus

California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html