Prevention

WCJC recommends you visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for information on steps to prevent illness, symptoms, and what to do if you are sick at www.cdc.gov

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases, including:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
  • Wearing a face mask or cloth face covering.  Use of face coverings is now required in all indoor public areas on all WCJC campuses and facilities.

  • Maintaining a minimum of 6 feet of distance from those around you to allow for social distancing.

  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with others who are sick.

If you are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or meet any of the criteria identified here, you must immediately self-report using the WCJC COVID-19 Employee Self-Reporting Form or WCJC COVID-19 Student/Visitor Self-Reporting Form.

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