Stay-at-Home Order Ends, Safety Precautions Continue

Cases of COVID-19 are still increasing in Arizona. Therefore, as AZ businesses begin to reopen, it is still necessary to take safety precautions in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

Sanitizing and disinfecting? Yes!

You should still continue to practice proper hand hygiene by thoroughly washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds. It is also important to regularly disinfect or clean commonly touched household surfaces, as well as launder clothing and reusable cleaning materials, including rags or towels. Consider leaving shoes and footwear outside after going in public to reduce the possibility of tracking the virus inside your home.

Physical Distancing? Yes!

COVID-19 mainly spreads through close contact with an infected individual. Avoiding crowds or groups of 10 or more people, staying a minimum of 6 feet away from other people, and wearing face masks have proven to be effective methods of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing, also referred to as social distancing, helps to protect vulnerable people in our community, such as older adults or the immunocompromised. If you have vulnerable household members, it is particularly important for everyone in the home – not just the vulnerable people themselves – to stay home until we are near zero new cases of COVID-19. It has been shown that if one person in the household contracts the virus, other members of the household are more likely to become infected. 

  • Physical distancing is helping to flatten the curve and break chains of transmission! Fewer people are getting sick and spreading the virus to others. For these reasons, physical distancing must continue and is most effective when everyone participates.

Cloth face coverings? Yes!

Using a cloth face covering while out in public has been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19. To use them safely remember:

  • Cloth face coverings should be washed after every use, or at least every day.  
  • Children under the age of 2 should not wear face coverings.

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