Important Information to Protect Yourself from COVID-19


To protect yourself and loved ones from the Corona Virus (COVID-19), practice good hygiene by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It should be at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces you touch frequently.

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

  • If you’re sick, stay home and keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Practicing good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

Stay up to date by visiting the County’s website: www.coronavirus-sd.com

How do I know if I have COVID-19?

COVID-19 is spread through close, person-to-person contact. You may experience symptoms in as few as a couple of days to as many as 14 days. Respiratory symptoms range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

If you think you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are exhibiting these symptoms and believe you have had contact with someone who has traveled to an area of concern, see your doctor and get tested. Call your doctor or medical provider before showing up and avoid close physical contact with anybody until you have received instructions from a doctor.

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