Coronavirus Task Force: Safety tips

Coronavirus Task Force: Safety tips

Created: March 10, 2020 11:50 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force developed easy to understand tips they dub "What every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus." 

The lists come after a briefing on March 9 from President Donald Trump, Pence, and the task force. 


The four lists are: 

  • Keeping the workplace safe
  • Keeping the school safe
  • Keeping the home safe
  • Keeping commercial establishments safe

Tips you can practice to stay safe: 

  • Practice good hygiene - Stop handshaking, create habits to avoid touching your face, disinfect surfaces, and increase ventilation.
  • Handle food carefully - Limit food sharing and strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff. 
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or they have a sick family member in your home.
  • Consider rearranging large activities and gatherings - Consider adjusting gatherings that mix classes and grades, adjust after-school arrangements, and hold classes outdoors or in open spaces.
  • Households with vulnerable seniors or those with significant underlying conditions - Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. Provide a protected space and ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly.

For more detailed and up-to-date information, visit the CDC website.

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