Understand Prevention Steps
We know the most effective preventive actions—face covering, distance and sanitizing. Learn why these practices are so valuable.
- Wearing a face covering
Face coverings are required in all public areas in Boulder County, and with reason. The mask helps prevent passing the virus along to others—through talking, breathing, coughing or sneezing—when around people or when out in public.
- Physical distancing
COVID-19 spreads when people are in close contact with each other. When someone who is infected by the virus talks, coughs or sneezes, infected air droplets can be transmitted from one person to another. Staying away from people and avoiding large gatherings protects you and our community.
- Proper hand washing
As the CDC puts it, clean hands save lives. When left unwashed, hands accumulate germs that can be transferred onto objects or people. But washing your hands not only protects yourself after touching objects and surfaces, it also protects people from anything you’ve recently touched.