How to Protect Yourself & Others

Stop the Spread, Kansas

Testing plays a critical role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Get tested so that you can know before you go visit your loved ones. Find your nearest COVID-19 testing location

Reduce Your Risk

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. KDHE recommends wearing a mask that fits snuggly around the nose, mouth and chin and has multiple layers of fabric. Alternatively, a thinner disposable mask may be worn underneath a cloth face mask to improve the fit.
  • 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.
  • Get tested regularly! View KDHE Testing Recommendations

Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. discusses masks.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

  1. Masks
  2. Caring for People with COVID