Prevent Getting Sick Updated 9/8/21 How to Protect Yourself: Get vaccinated against COVID-19! Keep 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering to keep infectious particles from entering the air when you speak, cough or sneeze. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. Hand sanitizers of at least 60% alcohol should be used in situations where soap and water are not available. Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. CDC Information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See more information on avoiding illness on the WI DHS website. If you were in close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19: Click Here For COVID-19, close contact is defined as within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes (Source). Fully vaccinated persons - Guidance from the CDC: Click Here What should I do if I get a fever, cough, or am having trouble breathing, or need medical care? Visit our testing page for more information on testing options near the North Shore. Stay home and minimize close contact with others to prevent further spread. Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. If you have a facemask, wear it if you need to be around other people. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently used surfaces. Call your primary care provider to discuss symptoms if they continue to worsen. In an emergency, call 911. Disinfection Information: The EPA says it is best to follow the instructions on the disinfectant's label and pay attention to the how long the product should be on the surface you're cleaning. Alcohol-based cleaning products for use on surfaces should be at least 70% alcohol in order to be effective. For more information please visit EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.