Learn the 3 Ws
Practice the 3 W’s to slow the spread of germs:
Wear a mask.
- #MASKUP in public settings – indoors and outdoors – when around people who don’t live in your household.
- #MASKUP when it may be difficult for you to stay 6 feet apart.
- Take your mask off carefully when you’re home.
- #MASKUP correctly:
- Wash your hands before putting on your mask.
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
- Don’t put it around your neck or on your forehead.
- Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
- Handle only by the ear loops or ties.
- Fold outside corners together.
- Place mask in the washing machine (learn more about how to wash masks).
- Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your mask and wash hands immediately after.
Watch your distance.
- Stay home as much as possible, especially if you’re sick or feel like you may be getting sick. Learn more about COVID-19 v.s. flu symptoms.
- Being physically distant doesn’t mean you have to be socially distant.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live in your household, whether outdoors or indoors. Outdoors is always better than indoors. The more fresh air the better.
- Avoid crowded places and gatherings where it may be difficult to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
- If you cannot maintain 6 feet, definitely #MASKUP.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.