What COVID-19 prevention strategies are recommended?
Last Updated August 10, 2021
The prevention strategies are simple:
- Wash your hands frequently using plenty of soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
It is especially important to wash:
- Before eating or touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- After handling your cloth face covering
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Wear face coverings. Handle your face coverings carefully and wash hands after removing the face covering you just used.
- Use a clean face covering every day.
- Stay 6 feet away from people (physical distancing) even with a mask on.
- Avoid contact with those who are sick; stay home if you are sick.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Do not spit in public.
- Disinfect common spaces you intend to use for any length of time before and after use. This includes tables, desks in classrooms and other community-shared furniture or equipment.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
TCU will provide disinfectant wipes for classrooms and other common spaces. Bring supplies for your private spaces. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.