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What you need to know and

how to protect yourself and your loved ones

It is important to stay at home as much as possible, avoid large gatherings and most importantly keep a safe distance from others.

Important things you need to know in order to keep you and your family safe.

Glove use:

  • Only use gloves when needed, if you see someone coughing and you are receiving objects from them.
  • Be sure to keep gloves on for at least 3 hours after.
  • Never re-use gloves

Visitor screening:

  • Perform a visual inspection if someone is showing visible symptoms.
  • Issue them a facemask and give priority assistance or ask them to remain outside or in an isolated area.

Mask use:

  • Avoid re-using masks, unless it is a special type of mask.

Know How it Spreads

  • 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
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

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.

Procedures To Follow for Respiratory Illnesses in the Belize District

  1. Call ahead to your respective clinics to discuss your case with the triage nurse

  2. Call one of the numbers listed in the documents to the left.

  3. Inform the Doctor/ Nurse of the following:

    • Have you travelled outside of Belize in the last 30 days?

    • Have you been in contact with someone who travelled outside of Belize in the last 30 days?

    • Have you been in contact with someone who tested POSITIVE for COVID-19?

    • Do you work in tourism, immigration, customs, or any other frontline industry?

  4. The triage nurse or doctor will inform you on what to do next.


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