By our Junior Contributors
How does COVID-19 Spread?
COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person. Usually by respiratory droplets that are produced when you sneeze or cough. The droplets can then land on another person (usually a person within 6 feet) and then they can inhale the droplets and it will get into their lungs. It can also spread when the respiratory droplets land on a surface and another person touches the surface and then touches their face.
What can my family and I do to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19?
- Stay away from others by staying home as much as possible
- Only go out of the house for essential needs such as
- Going to buy groceries
- Getting medical supplies
- Personal exercise (while social distancing)
- Wash your hands often (CLICK HERE to play our Hand Washing Quiz)
- Disinfect things that are often touched such as tables and doorknobs
Should I wear a mask or face covering?
The CDC recommends that you wear a mask or face covering in addition to social distancing and washing your hand frequently. Note that it should be a cloth mask or face covering because the surgical masks should be saved for doctors and nurses that are dealing with COVID-19 patients.