Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash your hands for 20 seconds after sneezing or coughing, and avoid touching your face. To date, reports of reinfection have been infrequent. The risk of reinfection depends on the likelihood of re-exposure to infectious cases. As the pandemic continues, more cases of reinfection are expected.
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