The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following steps from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Workplace

  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
  •  Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
  • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
  • Assess the risks of business travel
  • Limit food sharing
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene

Stay Home if you are

  • Feeling sick
  • Have a sick family member at home


School

  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
  • Consider adjusting or postponing gatherings that mix between classes and grades
  • Adjust after-school arrangements to avoid mixing between classes and grades
  • When possible, hold classes outdoors or in open, well-ventilated spaces
  • Limit food sharing
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene

Stay Home if you are:

  • Feeling sick
  • Have a sick family member at home


Home

  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their face and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air condition

Homes with vulnerable seniors or those with significant underlying conditions including heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system:

  • Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the
    person, such as by feeding or caring for the person
  • If possible, provide a protected space for vulnerable household members
  • Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly

Households with sick family members should:

  • Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door closed
  • Have only one family member care for them
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for household members over 65 years old or with underlying conditions

 

Learn more from the CDC