Since the latter part of 2019, the world has been facing an uphill battle against the spread of COVID-19. Regardless of how careful people are, there is no guaranteed way to completely prevent infection, yet there are many things the average person can do to reduce the risk to oneself and others.
Getting vaccinated should be a top priority for most people. While some people cannot take a vaccine for medical reasons, it is safe and effective for the majority of the population. The single most important thing a person can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get immunized.
There are several well-known social cues to follow, such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and using hand sanitizer when required. People should also stay at home whenever possible, and wash or sanitize their hands frequently when in public places.
Certain areas and situations should also be avoided whenever possible. Entering tight or cramped spaces with others will make people more vulnerable through a lack of social distancing, especially if people are not wearing masks. A lack of ventilation also allows the virus to spread more easily and infect more people.