Prevent the Spread

Prevent the Spread: Physical Distancing, Hand/Surface Hygiene, Covering Coughs, and Mask Use

Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

There is currently no vaccine against COVID-19.1 The virus is thought to move from person-to-person through droplet spread when in close contact with an infected individual and touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands after touching something with the virus on it.1,2 Droplet size can vary from large droplets that quickly fall to the ground or smaller droplets (also known as aerosols) that can linger in the air.3 However, it is not clear how different droplet sizes impact infection rates.3 Studies show that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath.1 Generally, the closer you are to others and the longer your interaction is, the higher the risk of spreading COVID-19.1,2

Click below to access resources on ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 by implementing protective measures.

References

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

2. Public Health Agency of Canada. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html 

Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team or public health agencies recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your healthcare providers for any deviations from your care plans.


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