CDC and Public Health Officials’ Recommendations

The CDC and public health officials recommend normal hygiene practices are most effective in preventing disease. These include:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If you use a tissue, throw it away immediately.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Limit close contact such as kissing or sharing cups and utensils with those who are sick.

Updated information is available online through the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Public Health. The Student Health Services website also has updates to members of our community.