Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

If You Have Been Told You Have COVID-19

Take Care
of Yourself

Follow CDC recommendations for home care after testing positive for COVID-19.

  • Stay home
  • Stay in touch with your healthcare provider and follow their advice
  • Stay away from others

Notify Your
Close Contacts

Alert people that you have been in close contact with while ill that you have tested positive.
Tell them to self-isolate for 14 days.
Ask them to monitor their health for signs of COVID-19.

Call Your Local County Health Department

Call your local county health department or the COVID-19 Call Center for questions and additional guidance. 1-866-779-6121

For more information visit:
floridahealthcovid19.gov
cdc.gov/coronavirus

General Prevention Tips For COVID-19

Protect yourself from all infectious diseases by using these precautions.

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general prevention tips
general prevention tips

Protect Yourself in Gatherings & Crowds

Public health authorities suggest the cancellation of gatherings greater than 10 people and smaller gatherings that may bring people from multiple areas in the U.S. Gatherings and crowds also exist in other places—like work or stores—it is important to stay 6 feet away from others. Limit interactions if you are 65 or older and have underlying or chronic health conditions: compromised immunity, diabetes or heart or lung disease.

Know How to Protect Yourself in a Crowd
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Throw used paper towels in the trash.
Wash after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Wash after you touch someone.
If you don’t have soap and water, use a 60% or more alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cough and sneeze into your bent elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash.

Limit interactions:
Avoid shopping at peak hours and take advantage of delivery or pick-up services.
Avoid public transit.
Avoid areas with active outbreaks.
Ask your employer if you can telecommute.
Don’t shake hands as a social greeting.

Know When to Protect the Crowd
Avoid leaving home if you:
Have been in contact with someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Have traveled internationally to places under level 3 advisories or visited an area with widespread COVID-19 transmission within the last 14 days.
Have been exposed to someone with respiratory illness within the last 14 days.
Currently have fever, cough or a sore throat.

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