Preventive Measures

Preventive Measures

Creighton students social distancing

Use Good Public Health Practices

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. As the CDC has recommended, good hand-washing and social distancing can lead to a significant reduction in the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Follow these good public health practices and read more detailed measures in the Caring for Our Creighton Community guide.

Handwashing icon Hand-washing (20 seconds)
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, sneezing or touching your face. 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, and wash your hands after touching your face. Watch the video on hand-washing.
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Social Distancing (6 feet)
Because people can spread COVID-19 before they know they are sick, it is important to stay at least six feet from others whenever possible, even if you have no symptoms. By practicing social distancing on the Creighton campus and elsewhere, individuals can help avoid exposure and slow its spread by following these guidelines:
   > Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
   > Do not gather in groups
   > Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings

Watch the video on social distancing.

disinfecting icon Disinfecting
Use hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and other disinfectants throughout the day. After touching a few surfaces on the way to your office or residence hall room, consider washing your hands or utilizing hand sanitizer. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. When using hand sanitizer, apply the product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount) and rub the product all over the surfaces of your hands until your hands feel dry.
cough and sneeze hygiene icon Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene
If you are in one of the exceptions to wearing a face covering on campus, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Then throw the tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.