Tips for Conquering COVID-19 Together



    The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to Louisiana residents ages 12 and above. 

    Call either 2-1-1 or the Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774 or click here to get more information and locations. 




  1. Avoid close contact.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
    Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose.
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
  4. Clean your hands.
    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
    • Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
      Tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
    • It's a SNAP Toolkit: Handwashingexternal icon
      Hand washing resources from the It's A SNAP program, aimed at preventing school absenteeism by promoting clean hands. From the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention, a collaborative project of the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cleaning Institute.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  6. Practice other good health habits.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  7. Practice other physical distance at least 6 feet away from others.
  8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school . This includes doorknobs, keyboards, phones, countertops, light switches, copier and fax buttons, and any items at home, work or school that individuals commonly use often.
  9. Wear face coverings or masks and gloves to protect yourself and others. Be sure the mask/covering shields their nose and mouth. Gloves are an added protection but be sure to prospering dispose and use without cross contaminating yourself.
  10. Stay connected with friends, families, church and other supports Calling and talking to people is important to share your frustration and check other each other. It is important to your wellness and those you care about.