There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touches objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
It is not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases. (Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of a facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in a close setting.)
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.