The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid exposure. COVID-19 mainly spreads from person-to-person between people who are within about 6 feet of each other or in an enclosed space together for more than 15 minutes. This occurs when an infected person produces respiratory droplets when they talk, cough, or sneeze. These droplets can land in the mouth, or nose, or be inhaled by people who are nearby. Droplets can also land on surfaces, which then get transferred when an uninfected person touches the surface and then touches their mouth, nose, or eyes.
Who can also get infected? Anyone can get COVID-19. But older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like hypertension, obesity, heart or lung disease , diabetes or asthma are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Every person can stay safe, and save lives! It comes down to common sense:
Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself and others.
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