The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an
organization of 67,000 pediatricians dedicated to the
health of all kids, is closely monitoring the virus and
has made the following recommendations for staying
well. Experts have made these recommendations
have also been endorsed by the CDC, Oregon Health
Authority, and other public health experts.

*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at
least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands, use
an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least
60% of alcohol.

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

*Stay home when you are sick or becoming sick.

* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your
hands) and throw the tissue in the trash.

*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and

*All families should exercise good hygiene practices
and keep your child home from class if they are
experiencing symptoms of a cold, flu, or other illness.

* Put distance between yourself and other people if
COVID-19 is spreading in your community

* Stay home if you’re sick

* When Necessary cover coughs and sneezes in your
elbow and away from people

* Wear a facemask if you are sick
*Avoid close contact in public spaces – 6 feet is

*Avoid close contact with people who are sick