Prevent Getting Sick

Here are some steps you can take to slow the spread of COVID-19:
Wear a mask

Wear a face covering

especially indoors or in crowded outdoor places

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Get the vaccine

It's the most effective way to protect yourself and others

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Wash your hands

often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

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Improve indoor air quality

by opening windows and using filters/air purifiers

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Cover your cough or sneeze

with your arm or inner elbow, NOT your hands

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Avoid close contact

with people who are sick

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Stay home when you are sick,

except to get medical care

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Avoid touching

your eyes, nose and mouth.

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Clean and disinfect

frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Cloth Face Coverings/Masks

To align with CDC guidance, Franklin County Public Health has lifted its universal mask advisory for all residents. We strongly encourage people who may be at higher risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19 (e.g. immunocompromised or unvaccinated) to continue to mask when in public. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, it is important to wear a well-fitted mask in public for 10 days and to test on day 5, regardless of vaccine or prior infection status.

When in doubt, mask up. We encourage everyone to support an individual’s choice of masking with empathy and kindness, we will continue our messaging to Spread Love, Not COVID.

Face Covering Tips

The use of well-fitted masks and face coverings slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Do not place cloth face coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.

Cloth face coverings should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. If you are in a private setting and do not have your cloth face covering on, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

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