COVID-19 Resources for Families

See a trusted doctor from your computer or mobile device. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) you can use our telehealth services MemorialDocNow (on desktop or download the app) to have a doctor assess you and direct you and your family on next steps.



Preventing COVID-19 Spread — How to Protect Yourself and the Community

We all play a role in preserving the health of our families, friends, co-workers and neighbors. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. As a reminder, the CDC recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

[image] Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

Learn how to properly wash your hands in this World Health Organization (WHO) video

Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective mean to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.

Please, follow carefully the steps shown in this training video to know how to handwash with soap and water, and watch our other video on hand rubbing :

For more indication about hand hygiene in healthcare settings, please visit:

When should you clean your hands?

- BEFORE, DURING and AFTER preparing food.
- BEFORE eating food.
- BEFORE and AFTER caring for a sick person.
- AFTER using the toilet.
- AFTER changing the diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
- AFTER blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- AFTER touching animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
- AFTER touching garbage.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, which are the favorite portals of entry for the virus.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Using your hands to cover your mouth provides a means to spread the disease when you use door handles, computers, cell phones and other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community readiness to respond to an outbreak and resilience during an outbreak.

The CDC has provided a series of steps on how to prepare and take action before, during and after any community spread of COVID-19.


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These are resources from the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC to help you learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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