Basic Prevention of Virus Spread

  1. Make sure all family members are up-to-date with their flu shots.
  2. Promote basic hygiene:
    • Any coughing or sneezing should be directed into ones sleeve (inside elbow), rather than into hands or the air. 
    • Wash hands after using and handling used tissues, after blowing nose, before/after eating, and after toilet use.
    • Wash for 20 seconds with soap, rub between fingers and under nails; and then rinse and dry. (May use alcohol (60%+) hand gel if sinks are not readily available.)
    • Avoid rubbing your own eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Do not share utensils, cups etc.
    • Stay home when sick.
    • Avoid contact with those who are sick.
  3. Face Coverings: As of April 1, county and state public health officials recommended that individuals should wear a face covering when leaving their home to conduct essential activities. Cloth facial coverings don’t have to be medical grade but should cover your nose and mouth. Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable since you can wash and reuse them. 

Guidance also stated that all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant or other business establishment that serves food shall wear a cloth face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance. We recommend districts comply with the order by requiring employees involved in food service to wear a cloth face covering as noted above.  Because the County Public Health Officer also strongly recommends that everyone wear a face covering when they have business outside their homes, we also recommend that districts require all employees to wear face coverings when working anywhere other than in their homes. 

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