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I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4

Coronavirus: Do’s and Don’ts for Protecting Yourself

Updates (Mecklenburg County Public Health)


  • 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.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning product.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at home and staying at least six feet distant when you do need to go out.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Stop smoking. Smoking or vaping can lead to greater risk for COVID-19 complications.
  • Visit Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg for help quitting.


  • Do not assume that having no symptoms means that you are healthy. You can be actively infected and transmit the coronavirus even if you are asymptomatic.
  • Do not spend unnecessary time in large groups or close to obviously sick people.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, mouth or face without washing your hands.
  • Do not just stand there if someone coughs near you; turn away if possible.
  • Do not be a Twitt-iot. Social media and other unreliable sources are spreading misinformation almost as fast as the coronavirus. Read only reliable sources like the CDC and the World Health Organization.