How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus. These are exactly the same precautions you would take to avoid coming down with a cold or the flu.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home, limit trips outside of the house to essential and necessary trips. 
  • Practice social distancing (physically staying 6 feet away as recommended but the CDC) and avoiding crowds. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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 touched objects and surfaces.

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1. What is the City of Weatherford doing?
2. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19?
3. How does COVID-19 spread?
4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
5. How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
6. Is there a vaccine?
7. Is there a treatment?
8. What should I do if I think I may be infected with COVID-19?
9. What if I'm considering traveling?
10. Who is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19?
11. What if I don't have health insurance?
12. Is it okay for me to donate blood?
13. Am I at risk for COVID-19 from a package or products shipping from China?
14. Does the CDC recommend the use of face masks to prevent COVID-19?
15. Why are people wearing masks?
16. Who should get tested?
17. I have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, what should I do?
18. Is quarantine different from isolation?
19. Can people in self-quarantine still have contact with their household members?
20. Who is at higher rick for serious illness from COVID-19?
21. Some of us are concerned about how to do our taxes without the senior center or the library. Do you have any solutions?
22. How do I know the information I’m receiving is accurate?
23. What are the CDC’s current guidelines on group gatherings?
24. Where can I find some information on Small Business Resources?
25. Where can I find information from WISD about COVID-19?
26. I'm feeling stress and anxiety about COVID-19, what can I do?
27. What businesses can continue doing business, with social distancing, from the Parker County Declaration?
28. What businesses that individuals cannot occupy or be permitted to occupy, from the Parker County Declaration?
29. What all was included in the First Amended Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency from Parker County?
30. Is the city issuing Peddler Permits (sometimes called Solicitors Permits) during COVID-19?
31. Will the police stop me while driving to work?
32. What if I don't have health insurance?
33. Can I go to the park?
34. Can I go for a walk or run in my neighborhood?
35. How can I clean and disinfect my surroundings and laundry?
36. What are good examples of times when I should wash my hands?
37. If I am sick, do I have to stay home?
38. What is community spread?
39. Can I call the state to ask more questions?
40. Where can businesses receive guidance in preventive health, sanitizing, etc?
41. Should I cancel my trip?