Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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How to Protect Yourself and the Community

We all play a role in preserving the health of our families, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Do your part to help keep others safe. Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Read our latest article, Why We Should Take Safety Seriously, from our infectious disease specialist, Paula Eckardt, MD, and pediatric pulmonologist, Juan Martinez, MD.

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Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following these simple steps.

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Avoiding the 3 C's

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health recommends taking the following precautions.

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Avoid the Three C's

  • Closed spaces with poor ventilation
  • Crowded places with many people nearby
  • Close-contact settings such as close range (face-to-face) conversation.

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Simple Things You Can Do to Stop the Spread

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. They are the favorite portals of entry for the virus.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Using your hands to cover your mouth provides a means to spread the disease when you use door handles, computers, cell phones and other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Probability of Contagion

To help visualize how respiratory illness spreads, the graphic below shows how proper mask usage, along with physical distancing, can reduce the risk of exposure.

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

These resources are compiled from the Florida Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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