What steps should I take to help prevent COVID-19?

Members of the public are urged to go out less and reduce social activities such as group meals or other gatherings and maintain appropriate social distance with other people as much as possible. When in places where social distancing is difficult or impossible, wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Maintaining strict personal and environmental hygiene is key to personal protection against infection and prevention of the spread of the disease in the community:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID?-19)?
2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. What is the mode of transmission of COVID-19?
4. What is incubation period? How long is it for COVID-19?
5. What steps should I take to help prevent COVID-19?
6. I am very worried about COVID-19. How can I manage my feelings.
7. What if I become ill with symptoms and do not know where I might have been exposed? What should I do?
8. There have been confirmed cases in Coppell. Are the patients at home or in the hospital? Where did they go before falling ill?
9. I'm having trouble paying my water bill or need other assistance? What should I do?
10. What about employees of private businesses? What if I'm concerned that my employer isn't implementing social distancing protocols?
11. Will trash or recycling services be interrupted?
12. Can I move?
13. How many cases are in Coppell?