Wash your hands. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. If this isn’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that has at least 60 percent alcoholTrusted Source.
Avoid touching your face. Touching your face or mouth if you haven’t washed your hands can transfer the virus to these areas and potentially make you sick.
Maintain distance. Avoid close contact with people who are ill. If you’re around someone who is coughing or sneezing, try to stay at least 6 feet away.
Don’t share personal items. Sharing items like eating utensils and drinking glasses can potentially spread the virus.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Try to cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue. Be sure to promptly dispose of any used tissues.
Stay home if you’re sick. If you’re already ill, plan to stay at home until you recover.
Clean surfaces. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes to clean high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, and countertops.
Keep yourself informed. The CDC continually updates informationTrusted Source as it becomes available, and the WHO publishes daily situation reportsTrusted Source.