Simple measures like frequent handwashing, maintaining distance of at least 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing, masking yourself if you are coughing or sneezing, disinfecting “touch points” at home and work like door knobs, phones and keyboards are very effective at reducing transmission of all respiratory viruses including COVID-19.
Avoid social interactions – please practice social isolation:
If your employer is offering you the opportunity to work from home; please work from home.
Avoid large gatherings of people.
If you are sick, please stay home. You should stay home and avoid contact with other people for at least 24 hours after your fever has subsided without the help of fever reducers.
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19.
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*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-COV viruses.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020)