Coronavirus Prevention

Updated on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 2:21pm

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and practicing good hygiene habits is the best way to stay healthy and avoid the spread of illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

  • Stay home when sick.

    • It can be challenging knowing whether your child is too ill to go to school. A great resource for families is our Should Your Child Stay Home? section of our website. Here you'll find information that outlines symptoms to consider when choosing to stay home and how to spread contagious illnesses, such as the flu.