1. Wash your hands regularly and often with soap for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands (for instance, if you are in the car), use hand sanitizer if you have some available.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Do not shake hands, hug, or touch others.
  4. Wipe down surfaces used often in your house (doorknobs, kitchen counter, etc.) with disinfectant. You can make your own disinfectant by mixing 1/3 cup of Clorox bleach into one gallon of water, or use store-bought options.
  5. When you bring groceries home, consider the practices you see in this video. Also, go to the grocery when it’s not crowded, and take wipes with you for opening doors and cleaning your shopping cart handle. If you use your own shopping bags, clean them when you return home.
  6. Stay at home, and stay away from others who may be sick. Here’s a nice video about Why Sheltering in Place Matters, from Dr. Arnie Vainio.
  7. Don’t invite people into your home, and don’t leave home if you are feeling sick.
  8. If you must go out for essential services (groceries, medical care, a job that requires you to leave the home, etc.), stay 6 feet away from others and wear a face mask. There are many you can make at home like this one with a bandana.
  9. Avoid gatherings with others, but do get on Facebook and join some virtual gatherings like Social Distance Powwow or Knowledge in Indigenous Networks (see more ideas in weblinks section).
  10. Remember to vote and complete your census.
  11. Be kind and be patient; reach out to loved ones with a phone call or text.

 how you can make a difference

 Image courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.