Our KPS Shared Responsibility: The Three W's
What Do the Three W's Mean?
Wash your hands
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 6
● If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Watch your distance
● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
● Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
○ Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people when feasible.
○ Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
○ Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Wear a Mask
● To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
● Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people.
● Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced when cloth face coverings are used along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent handwashing, and cleaning, not touching your face, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
● The cloth face coverings recommended here are not surgical masks or respirators. Currently, those are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
● Even when wearing a cloth face cover, continue to keep as much distance between yourself and others, when feasible.