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Can face masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19? Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus.

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Contamination of food by the hands of food handlers is an important cause of foodborne illness outbreaks. For this reason, many food establishment operators (and health departments) have encouraged or required kitchen staff to wear gloves while handling food.  If gloves are used incorrectly, however, the risk of contamination by a gloved hand is the same as for a bare hand. If the type of glove is appropriate, proper handwashing is practiced, and the gloves are changed frequently, gloves can provide an effective barrier between the hands of food handlers and the foods they handle. The following guidelines are recommended...

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When to use gloves Use gloves when cleaning and disinfecting or providing care to someone who is sick When cleaningWhen you are routinely cleaning and disinfecting your home. Follow precautions listed on the disinfectant product label, which may include- Wearing gloves (reusable or disposable) Having good ventilation by turning on a fan or opening a window to get fresh air into the room you’re cleaning Wash your hands after you have removed the gloves. When caring for someone who is sickIf you are providing care to someone who is sick at home or in another non-healthcare setting Use disposable gloves when cleaning and...

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Know how it spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms....

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Steps in protecting yourself and your family from covid-19

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