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Mar, 2020

Helpful tips to prevent spread of respiratory diseases

Coaches,
 
With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported we want to help you, our members, and your players stay healthier by encouraging everyone to use the same basic health rules you’d use with any virus. Staying home when you are sick (including players!) and regular and complete handwashing are the start.
 
See the CDC’s recommended everyday preventive actions below to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often 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.

For information about hand washing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.
 
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, the CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.
 
For more info about Coronavirus, its symptoms, how it spreads and other frequently asked questions, visit the CDC website, here: https://connect.unitedsoccercoaches.org/e/791853/oronavirus-2019-ncov-index-htm/bzxk/37320652?h=hD_VxWWmch_QPqwNeXJ9BWdQzvAiOdFTxjusGXfHTho