The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus and to implement practices that reduce its spread. This can best be accomplished by:
Avoid Close Contact
- Put distance between yourself and other people. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
- Avoid gathering in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for .
Wear a Face Covering
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. Wearing a cloth face covering in public protects other people in case you are infected.
- While on campus, students, faculty, staff, visitors (over the age of 10 years old) and contractors are to comply with the UH guidance on face coverings.
- Individuals are asked to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth.
- Cloth face coverings should be washed daily.
- The use of surgical masks, surgical N-95 respirators of other medical masks is discouraged to maintain the resources for health care providers and first responders.
- Continue to keep at least six feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing and regular handwashing.
- Resources for making your own face covering:
- CDC guidelines including how to make a simple face covering: .
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Practice Respiratory and Cough Etiquette
- If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This should be done often, especially after blowing noses, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
- If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Follow Other Good Hygiene Practices
- Make sure to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid personal contact with sick people.
- Avoid sharing food, cups or utensils.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places and minimize handling cash, credit cards, and mobile or electronic devices.
Clean and Disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Learn about the FAQs on Cleaning.
- Be aware of your health and if you feel the onset of any symptoms, stay home except to get medical care.
- If you are a UH employee, you are required to conduct a daily self-assessment of your health before coming to work, which includes taking your temperature. If you experience symptoms, alert your supervisor, do not come to campus and follow the COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols. See Workplace Prevention.
- Be generally aware of who you are in close contact with, especially for extended periods of time, so that contact tracing can be performed if you become symptomatic.
- Provide information, as needed, to allow contact tracers from the lol下注平台and the Health Department to conduct tracing.
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