Covid-19 or the coronavirus as it's otherwise known is here, so what should you do about it? First thing, don't panic.
The CDC and the WHO recommend several basic measures to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as Covid-19:
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.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Stay home when you are sick; contact your health care provider immediately if you think you’ve been exposed to Covid-19.
Touch your face, particularly your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Travel if you have a fever and cough.
Wear a face mask if you are well. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of Covid-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Information on the coronavirus outbreak, including its severity, may change as it spreads. Find answers to common questions at the CDC website here.