The City of Tempe wants to you be safe and healthy. Here is some information you can use to better protect yourself and your family from coronavirus (COVID-19).
What is coronavirus COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Here is additional information from the Center for Disease Control.
LIMIT YOUR RISK
We urge all residents to take precautions to limit their personal exposure to coronavirus. It is important to stay calm and informed, while taking precautions to prevent the spread of infection:
Wash your hands thoroughly or use an alcohol-based (at least 60 percent alcohol) hand sanitizer often. If you cannot find hand sanitizer, there are easy recipes online.
Do not touch your hands to your face, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
Try to distance yourself from other individuals; consider not shaking hands with people
Wipe off hard surfaces at work and home with bleach wipes, alcohol wipes or other commercially available household cleaning solutions suitable for killing germs.
Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or in the elbow.
Get a flu shot if you missed one earlier in the season. Many locations and doctors are still offering the flu vaccine.
If you are sick, do not go to public spaces. Follow your doctor’s guidance and adhere to CDC directions.
Living with Someone with COVID-19 or with Respiratory Illness
If you live in the same home as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone who has symptoms of a new respiratory infection, such as cough or shortness of breath (not allergies or asthma), you should stay at home and away from others (quarantine) for 14-days after the last time you had close contact with the sick person in your household. Close contact is being within 6 feet of the person for 10 minutes or more.