Recommendations from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released guidelines specific to high-risk groups. You may read the latest updates from the CDC HERE, or by visiting the CDC’s main page for Coronavirus information HERE for general guidelines for everyone. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and individuals living with HIV, we encourage you to monitor the CDC’s webpage for further instructions.
The CDC has made the following recommendations for everyone to help stop the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 infections.
- Thoroughly wash hands for at least 20 seconds before eating, after contact with doorknobs, and any items other people in the community may come in contact with (light switches, pens, shopping carts, pin pads, ATMs, or any items in shared living spaces). Hand sanitizer is not recommended as an alternative to hand washing. Click here for more about handwashing.
- Using face masks while in public spaces is highly recommended to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. Face masks must cover the nose and mouth in order to be effective.
- Use hand sanitizer, only when the opportunity to wash your hands is not available.
- Sanitize doorknobs, keys, faucets, and items in shared spaces regularly.
- Keep a 30-day supply of all prescribed medications. When possible, please attempt to obtain 90-day supply refills. Select pharmacies and insurance providers are waiving delivery fees for medication sent by delivery.
- Maintaining up-to-date vaccinations, especially for influenza (flu) and pneumonia.
- Practice social distancing when possible and limit public contact/ interaction. When possible, attempt to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.