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Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Caitlin Rivers, PhD+ Your Authors @cmyeaton Outbreak science + epidemiology + health security. Assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (@JHSPH_CHS). ELBI alum. Mar. 08, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Community interventions like event closures have an important role in limiting covid transmission, but individual behavior changes are even more important. 1/

Community interventions are temporary and socially and economically costly. Individual actions are humble but powerful and permanent. 2/

Public health leaders should be excruciatingly clear on what the goal is and how people can do their part. The goal is to reduce transmission opportunities – touching, coughing, sneezing, close contact. 3/

Our tools are social distancing, staying home if you’re sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene. If we can show people the power of these tools, they will find many more places to implement them in their own lives than a top-down approach 4/

Wash hands when you arrive at home or work, after touching a high-touch surface, before eating, before spending time with someone vulnerable. 5/

Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a disposable tissue. Stay home at the slightest sign of sickness and follow home care infection control guidance.  6/6

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