Minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Parents are asked to keep children home who exhibit cold and flu-like symptoms.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash hands often with anti-bacterial soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.