Take Health Precautions Seriously

Stay home when you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Practice Social Distancing

Social distancing methods are ways to increase the physical distance between people in schools and workplaces, at community events and other places people gather. Examples include: Not shaking hands - Instead bump fists or elbows Increasing distance between people to six feet to help reduce spread of germs Reducing the number of large group gatherings or activities Keeping children and teens from gathering in other public places if school is closed Staying home

Wash Your Hands

According to Mayo Clinic, the most effective way to avoid spreading or catching germs is hand washing.

To encourage kids and make sure they’ve spent enough time on this healthful task, ask them to sing the alphabet song or "Happy Birthday to You" from start to finish as they wash the fronts and backs of their hands and in-between fingers.

Simple soap and water is best, but hand sanitizers will do when soap and water aren’t available.