How can I effectively wash my hands to protect against COVID-19?

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially afteryou have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains atleast 60% alcohol.

Which kind of mask should I wear during COVID-19?

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When should you use hand sanitizer during COVID-19 pandemic?

CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Can good sleep help increase our immune system during COVID-19 pandemic?

Getting a good night’s sleep can boost our immune system. Studies have found that not getting good sleep can make some vaccines not work effectively. Your mood will be more even and less irritable when you have gotten a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can decrease your energy levels.

Should I use gloves to protect myself from COVID-19?

Gloves are not recommended unless they need to be used while performing normal job tasks such as handling chemicals. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

What can I do to protect my child during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in household common areas daily (e.g., tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks).
  • Launder items, including washable plush toys, as appropriate and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Does wearing face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Wearing masks can help communities slow the spread of COVID-19 when worn consistently and correctly by a majority of people in public settings and when masks are used along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and cleaning and disinfecting.

How does COVID-19 compare to the flu in children?

The risk of complications for healthy children is higher for flu compared to COVID-19. However, infants and children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for both flu and COVID-19.