Community Health Association

of Richmond & West Stockbridge

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Prevention

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection.

Know ALL the ways to avoid Coronavirus

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Treatment

At this time there is no specific treatment for this novel coronavirus. Antiviral medications used to treat other types of viruses are being used but their efficacy is not known at this time.

Additional resources

For more information, please visit frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

Download a printable fact sheet – these helpful guides can be posted in workplaces and public spaces.

See YouTube videos here:

Social distancing

You can help prevent COVID-19 with social distancing:

Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and family
Stay home as much as you can
If you must go out:

Don’t gather in groups
Stay 6 feet away from others
Don’t shake hands or hug

And please continue to wash your hands frequently

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment#social-distancing-

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment#social-distancing