NOTE: One year later, these basic health guidelines (masking, washing hands, avoiding crowded spaces or large gatherings) are still important. And, they work to stop the spread. You can enjoy your “pod” if you use common sense and follow CDC guidelines

As the nation works to reduce the spread of this novel (new) coronavirus, please do your part in helping to reduce the spread.

These guidelines work.

As food and nutrition professionals, dietitians are well aware that clean hands, clean surfaces, clean cookware, and proper food storage in your kitchen are all important to health and food safety. Share on X

Practices such as regular hand washing should be routine. In the case of this new virus, it’s especially important because it spreads easily, and before symptoms occur. Even with the typical Flu A or B, or the common cold, hand washing and social distancing prevent their spread.

We are all being asked to step up and do our part as citizens, to support our country:

  • Practice social distancing (avoiding large social gatherings, stay 6 feet away from others).
  • Stay home unless it’s necessary to go out.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Stay home if others in your household have tested positive for COVID19.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Wear a mask when out in public indoor spaces. Cover your mouths when sneezing or coughing. Then wash your hands before touching anything. Never touch your face without clean hands.

Click here for the Coronavirus Guidelines for Americans.