COVID-19 SCAMS

If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond. These are scams. Please contact the FBI at ​www.ic3.gov​ so that the scammers can be tracked and stopped.

Fraud involving payment of​ Federal taxes ​should be reported to the ​Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

 

Please take time to inform yourself: 

STEPS TO PREVENT ILLNESS

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These  droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into  the lungs.

 

TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF


Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have  been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%  alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, if you need medical care make sure to call ahead before you go to a  doctor’s office or emergency room.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

THE PRESIDENT’S CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES  FOR AMERICA 

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