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How can I be safe from COVID-19 when I am outside my home?

While it is highly recommended for you to stay at home as much as possible, there will be instances when you need to go outside to run essential errands, such as replenishing food and medical supplies.

In this case, you need to remember the three C’s to avoid during COVID-19: confined spaces, crowds, and close contact.

Confined spaces refer to indoor locations with poor ventilation. It is recommended that you go to places with good ventilation. Open spaces are relatively safer than indoors, depending on crowd sizes.

Stay on top of your hygiene, which is frequent hand washing and disinfecting with alcohol-based sanitizers. Wear personal protective equipment such as masks, face shields, and/or gloves, if available.

Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid sharing food, beverages, toys, and other equipment. Disinfect common surfaces that have been touched by other people. Increase ventilation by going outside and opening windows.

Keep interactions with other people at a minimum. Maintain social distancing and give yourself space from others.

Source: LA Public Health

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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