Tips on Staying Healthy

Know how it spreads

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within six feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land on nearby people or be inhaled into the lungs.

How to protect yourself

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when going out. Many people do not display symptoms or can transmit the virus before they show any signs of illness. Wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Wash hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Especially after being in a public place or after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing.
  • If soap and water is unavailable, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Use social distancing standards of 6 or more feet between yourself and other people.

How to protect others

  • Stay home if you are sick except to get medical care.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Avoid using your hands and wash hands immediately after coughing or sneezing.
  • Use the Emergency Management Delivery service if you are sick and need groceries or medicine. To access this service, community members should contact the WAGAP Call Center (509) 493-2662 or Toll-Free (800) 755-1192 for guidance on participating stores and the process.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

How to disinfect surfaces

  • Bleach: mix ½ cup bleach with one gallon of water. Spray or wipe on clean surface and wipe off with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  • Alcohol solutions: insure solution has at least 70% alcohol and spray on clean surface than wipe down.
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