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.

Our Hand Washing Quiz

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