How do I prevent / protect myself from the virus?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. 

CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • 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. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • CDC Facemask recommendations: 
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. 
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019, to protect others from the risk of getting infected. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in a close setting (at home or in a health care facility).

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1. How are Nassau Bay's services impacted due to the Coronavirus pandemic?
2. What are "essential services" during Harris County's Stay-at-Home Order?
3. If City Hall is closed, how do I pay my water bill?
4. What if I have to pay a court ticket while City Hall closed?
5. Will trash service be interrupted during the stay-at-home order?
6. How do I contact the Police Department for in-person reports, fingerprinting, etc.?
7. How do I get tested for the Coronavirus if I believe I exhibit symptoms?
8. How do I prevent / protect myself from the virus?