It is important to understand the facts and risks related to COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

To reduce your risk of infection from this and other illnesses, please follow basic protocols including:

  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Please also be aware of misinformation about COVID-19, and only rely on official communication channels for updates. To supplement Idaho State’s online information , the CDC has additional resources for guidance, planning, and preparedness.