, Contributor, February 27, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has been capturing headlines for weeks, and now the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is warning Americans to prepare for it to eventually spread to the US.
The CDC offers guidance on how to prevent the spread of illnesses and what measures to take for protection.
Regular hand washing, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze, and when you’re sick, stay home from work or school and drink lots of fluids.
The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and properly disinfect areas that may have been exposed to the virus.