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First thing's first: Know when you might be sick. And that's not always easy (or possible). Some people do not show any symptoms. Read our guide to Covid-19's typical (and rare) symptoms , and what to do if you know you're ill. The recommendations below are from the CDC.
- Stay at home all the time unless you need to leave for essential items, like groceries.
- If you are on an essential errand, wear a face mask or a cloth face covering and keep your distance from others (about 6 feet). Avoid groups of people.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough (into your elbow or use a tissue).
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Frequently. You can use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if you're on the go.
- Clean and disinfect areas frequently-touched surfaces (here's our Covid-19 cleaning guide ).
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