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Posted on: December 29, 2021

COVID-19: Reminder on How to Protect Yourself and Others from Getting Sick

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get a shot

It's Never too Late to get Vaccinated and a Booster Shot - VAXFINDER WEBSITE

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) can help protect you from COVID-19.


wear a mask

Wear a mask*

The Town of Shrewsbury currently has a Face Covering Order* in place. The Order became effective on 10/12/21 and will remain in place until further notice.

*Unless you have a medical or other eligible exemption which prohibits you from wearing a face covering.


social distance

Social Distance (Stay 6 feet away from others)

  • Inside your home 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Outside your home 
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick.


avoid crowds

Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

  • Being in crowded places like restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.


testing

Test to prevent spread to others - COVID-19 TESTING WEBSITE

Testing can give you information about your risk of spreading COVID-19.


wash

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you 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 at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


cover nose

Cover coughs and sneezes


  • If you are wearing a mask: 
    • You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


clean and disinfect

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean high touch surfaces regularly or as needed and after you have visitors in your home. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
    • Use a household disinfectant product from EPA’s List of Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) according to manufacturer’s labeled directions.

    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


stay home

Monitor your health daily and stay home if you are sick

CDC - Preventative Measures from Getting Sick
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