Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of it properly after using. This will avoid spreading droplets from your nose or mouth that may contain germs.


Wash your hands often with water and soap for 15 to 20 seconds. Lather the backs of your hands and nails. Dry your hands with a paper towel and use it to turn off the water faucet and to open the door; then, throw it away in the trash can.  If there is no water and soap, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. That’s how germs spread.

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Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Get plenty of rest if you get sick. That way you will avoid getting others sick.


Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces and objects, especially door knobs.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Puerto Rico Department of Health’s Immunization Division