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How Do I Protect Myself & Others?



1. Get Vaccinated

Accredited COVID-19 inoculations can help someone safeguard themselves from COVID-19. One should immediately obtain a COVID-19 injection. After someone has received all the immunizations, they may begin doing activities they have stopped doing due to the pandemic.


2. Wear a mask

To be safe vaccinated and non-vaccinated, persons should wear masks in public and indoor places. In general, one does not have to wear a mask outdoors. When in areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor environments and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.


3. Keep a safe distance of 6 feet away from others
  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

    • Remember that some people without symptoms may spread the virus.

    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.

    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people at higher risk of getting very sick.


4. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Being in crowds, such as restaurants, bars, fitness centers or movie theaters, puts you at a higher risk of COVID-19.

  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not provide fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.

  • If possible, bring fresh air indoors by opening windows and doors.


5. Wash your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you were in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • It’s especially important to wash hands:

    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

    • After caring for someone who is ill

    • After changing a diaper

    • After handling your mask

    • After leaving a public place

    • After the use of the bathroom

    • After touching animals or pets

    • Before eating or preparing food

    • Before touching your face

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand disinfectant that contains at least 70% alcohol. Cover all the surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

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


6. Cover coughs and sneezes
  • If you are wearing a mask:

    • You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible, and wash your hands.

  • If you are not wearing a mask:

    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.

    • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


7. Clean and disinfect

  • Clean high-touch surfaces every day. These include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.

  • If someone is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect surfaces frequently touched.

  • Use a household disinfectant from the EPA's List: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) external icon according to manufacturer's labeled instructions.

  • If the surfaces are dirty, clean them with detergent, soap, and water before disinfecting them.


Monitor your health daily
  • Be vigilant and stay alert for symptoms. Keep an eye on fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19.

    • It is particularly important if you are running essential errands, going to the office or workplace, and in environments where it may be difficult to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet.


  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.

    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.


  • Follow CDC recommendations if symptoms develop.


Contact Tracing

Exposure notifications help slow the spread of COVID-19 with one step on your phone. Google and Apple jointly developed the Exposure Notifications System out of a shared sense of responsibility to support governments and our global community in combating this pandemic through contact tracking.






Other Apps

App

Country​

​Features

COVID Safe

​Australia

  • Logs in location details using GPS technology

  • Input test results if your test is positive

  • Get alerts if you have come in contact with a COVID positive person

  • Share the information according to you

HaMagen

​Israel

​Logs location information using GPS history

  • The user gets notification updates

  • Accept or reject the notification according to relevancy

TraceTogether

Singapore

​Logs in location details using GPS and Bluetooth® technology

  • Input test results if you test positive for COVID

  • Get alerts if you have come in contact with an infected person

  • Share the personal information only if you need contacting

​Arogya Setu

​India

​Logs in location details with the help of GPS technology

  • Input results if you test positive or show symptoms

  • Get alerts if you have got in touch with an infected individual

MySejahtera

Malaysia

​Gives updates about COVID-19 cases in Malaysia

  • Monitor the health condition of family members as well as yourself

  • Trace COVID-19 hotspots

​COVID Tracker

Ireland

​Get notified if you get in contact with a COVID positive person

  • Track your symptoms and get advice

  • Anonymously warn others if you test positive for coronavirus


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