How to Protect Yourself & Others

The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Take the following steps to minimize your risk:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Distance yourself from others when in public, especially if you are a senior or have a medical condition that puts you in a high-risk category.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask when in public. Learn more about children and masks. Governor Kelly signed an Executive Order mandating mask use beginning July 3.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue. Throw the used tissue away and immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily -- including phones, keyboards, doorknobs, handles and light switches – with an EPA-registered disinfectant.
  1. Masks
  2. Caring for People with COVID
  3. State & County Information
  4. Travel