Throughout the United States and around the world, communities are taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here in New Jersey, non-essential retail businesses have been closed, and residents are under a stay-at-home order until further notice. During this time, residents are permitted to leave their residences to obtain essential goods and services, seek medical attention, report to essential jobs, or exercise.

How can you stay safe outside of your home during this time? The CDC recommends that whenever possible, residents stay at home. When you do leave the house, wear a face covering, keep contact with others as brief as possible, and maintain a distance of six feet whenever possible. In addition, the CDC recommends frequent hand washing, and avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when you’re unwell, and avoid close contact with those who are sick. For more advice on how to keep you and your loved ones safe, visit the CDC.

Together, we can work to stay safe and healthy in this unprecedented time.