How can I help protect myself?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to protect yourself from illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventative actions can help mitigate the spread of respiratory viruses including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, etc. daily using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.
  • Wash your hands 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.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Community-based interventions such as social distancing and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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1. I think I have COVID-19, what should I do?
2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. Where can I go to be tested?
4. How does COVID-19 spread?
5. How can I help protect myself?
6. Should I wear a facemask?
7. What should I do If I get sick with COVID-19?
8. Are the Executive Orders issued by Governor Greg Abbott and County Judge Chris Hill consistent with the local state of disaster issued by Mayor George Fuller?
9. Are there exemptions from the mandated gathering limits?
10. How will adherence to the Shelter in Place Ordinance be enforced?
11. If I want to report a violation of the Shelter in Place Ordinance, whom should I call?
12. Why is the City Council meeting still on when there are gathering restrictions, aren’t we setting an example?
13. What is the City of McKinney doing to prepare for COVID-19?
14. What cleaning measures does the City of McKinney take for COVID-19?
15. I want to donate goods to help my community, where do I start?
16. I think my business falls into an essential category by definition but I’m not sure if it’s safe for me to stay open. What should I consider?
17. What qualifies as a sanitation station?
18. Does the City’s Shelter in Place Ordinance conflict with the County’s order?