Prevention and Treatment

Protect Yourself and Others

A few simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being exposed and exposing others to COVID-19, the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. Everyone should:

  • Practice good hygiene: cover coughs and sneezes, don't touch your face, and wash hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others not in your household
  • Use face masks when in public
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used items and touched surfaces often
  • Consider the COVID-19 vaccine

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to it. Learn more on How to Protect Yourself and Others from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Physical Distancing

Hand Hygiene

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Gloves and Face Coverings

Outpatient Treatment

Management of Patients with COVID-19 is based on the severity of the disease. Specific treatments recommended for persons hospitalized with severe illness are not covered below.

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Three monoclonal antibody regimens: sotrovimab, bamlanivimab/etesevimab and casirivimab/imdevimab have received emergency use authorization for the outpatient treatment of mild to moderate coronarvirus disease in persons 12 years of age and older, weighing at least 40 kg, having a positive COVID-19 test, and who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. In addition, casirivimab/imdevimab is approved for post exposure prophylaxis in high-risk persons. The definition of high-risk may vary slightly for each product. These medicines should be given within 10 days of symptom onset or as soon as possible after exposure.

Page last updated: September 17, 2021