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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 With These Simple Tips

The University of Texas Police at Houston is working around-the-clock to help ensure the safety of those living and working near the Texas Medical Center during the nation’s battle with COVID-19. 

Our team is in place to aid the institutions we serve, and we’re asking for the community’s help in mitigating exposure to the virus for themselves and others by adhering to the following tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control. 

Clean your hands…often

After leaving any public space, as well as throughout the day, remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Humming the "Happy Birthday" song twice is the perfect timer.

If there is soap and water involved, there is little chance that you’re getting it wrong. But if you think you need a step-by-step guide, here’s one for you.

If soap and water are not available, and if your hands do not have surface debris, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Avoid close contact…whenever possible

It is believed that the virus spreads from person-to-person during moments of close contact (within 6 feet) through respiratory droplets expelled during the cough or sneeze of an infected person. 

If you are sick…stay home

You should not leave home when you are sick unless you are seeking medical attention. Even then, you should call your doctor and speak to them by phone to let them know you wish to be seen. Here’s a great guide from the CDC that explains what to do if you are sick.

 

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