Municipalities can help residents’ practice COVID-19 infection prevention protocols by providing individuals and businesses throughout the city with guides to standard prevention practices that use a consistent message. Having standard practices that every resident can identify, understand and apply, enhances security measures for reopening our cities and expands the opportunities to BEAT COVID. With the help of Civic Trustees, health experts, and government officials, The Citizens Campaign developed infection prevention protocols for COVID-19 that are listed by daily activities.


Going to the Grocery or Pharmacy

Receiving Take-Out Food

Going Out to Eat


Self Isolation Quarantine

When Having Symptoms

Getting the Mail

Retail Store Business Practices

Taking the Train Carpool or Mass Transit

Going to the Grocery or Pharmacy:

* Wear a face mask

* Wipe down shopping cart handles with disinfectant wipes before you start shopping

* Stay 6 ft (2 arms lengths) away from others

* Use a hand sanitizer (60% alcohol)to wipe your hands as soon as you leave the store

* Wash hands with soap & water for 20 seconds (sing the Happy Birthday song twice) as soon as you get home

* Order, pay, and call ahead before you pick up your prescriptions

Receiving Take-Out Food:

* Pay for your order in advance and arrange for food to be left outside your door

* Remove items from outer packaging and dispose of packaging

* Wipe/disinfect any aluminum, plastic or cardboard food containers before placing on a clean surface

* Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after bringing food in

Going Out to Eat

* Use your bathroom at home just before you leave (Avoid risks of Public Restrooms)

* Wear a Mask

* Stay 6 ft apart from others

* Don’t stand where people are congregating, for example at the Entrance or at the Bar


* Wear a mask

* Stay 6 ft apart from others

* Disinfect door handles (house & car)

* Wash your hands with soap & water for 20 seconds when you enter your home

Self Isolation Quarantine:

If you have been in contact with an infected person and live in close quarters that do not have separate areas in which to isolate:

* Wear face coverings on nose and mouth when near others

* Maintain as much physical distance as possible; avoid hugging, kissing, or sharing food or drinks

* Use disposable plates and utensils

* Clean all surfaces and handles after every use with soap and water or disinfectant

When Having Symptoms:

* Cough

* Fever

* Chills

* Muscle pain

* Sore throat

* Loss of taste or smell

* And especially, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

If you or anyone in your household feels sick with these symptoms, Stay home and call your doctor to seek a video conference

Getting the Mail:

After collecting mail from your mailbox, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. The majority of

transmissions is person- to-person through airborne droplets, but the virus may be contractible through contaminated surfaces such as packaging. It’s duration of life

on certain surfaces are:

* Several hours to 1 day on fabric, paper, cardboard & wood

* 2-3 days on plastic and metal unless decontaminated

Retail Store Business Practices:

* Provide disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer (60% alcohol) at the entrance to the store and at different locations within the store, if possible, along with a no-touch

   trash receptacle for used wipes

* Have employees and customers wear cloth face coverings over nose and mouth when in the store

* Practice social distancing (6 ft) among customers and employees

* Provide curbside pick-up and delivery options if possible, for customers to limit personal contact.

Taking the Train, Carpool or Mass Transit:

* Wear a Mask

* Use hand sanitizer before and after

* When carpooling, open windows if possible

Download the BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlets for printing and distributing in your city the infection prevention protocols listed by daily activities.


English BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet

Spanish BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet


English BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet

Spanish BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet


English BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet

Spanish BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet


English BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet

Spanish BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet


English BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet

Spanish BEAT COVID Tri-fold Pamphlet