North Fork Long Island Civic Associations

Daily Activities

What to do:

  1. Get a flu shot
  2. Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds using soap, hot water, or an alcohol-based sanitizer
  3. Carry a sanitizer and disposable tissues/cloths with you for use as you travel
  4. Disinfect frequently used electronic items including cell phones, computers, house phones, remote controls
  5. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  6. Avoid handshaking, kissing and “air-kissing”
  7. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue which is properly disposed of immediately after use
  8. Stay home if sick
  9. Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  10. Use your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, mechanically operated buttons
  11. Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing food, after using the bathroom, and frequenting public transportation
  12. Stay away from overly-crowded environments
  13. Avoid or disinfect after touching hand-rails, arm rests, subway and bus balance polls, turnstiles, credit cards, handling money
  14. Open doors with a tissue or cloth and properly and promptly dispose of it
  15. Avoid communal salad bars, condiment stations, and publically shared food sources
  16. Seniors should stay indoors

Items to stock up on:

  1. Latex or other disposable gloves for use in public places to be properly disposed of after use
  2. Disposable tissues
  3. Disposable surgical masks (N95 if possible). Use them to prevent you from touching your nose/mouth
  4. Hand sanitizers which are alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol
  5. A 14-day supply of medicines and prescriptions
  6. 14-day supply of water and non-perishable foods