As the CDC and Hawaii State Department of Health continue their investigation and response to the respiratory disease outbreak caused by COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and others. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You can take steps to slow the spread.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. When soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid crowded indoor spaces and ensure indoor spaces are properly ventilated by bringing in outdoor air as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Stay home and isolate when you’re sick, except when seeking medical care.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
- Use and dispose of a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, include shortness of breath, fever or chills, and cough. Outcomes range from mild illness to death. Seek medical advice if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.
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