Prevention tips

Small acts of prevention can reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. In addition to wearing face coverings, building healthful habits like hand-washing and physical distancing can help you to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in your community. 

Hand-washing 101

See how to ensure you clean all surfaces of your hands.



  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  

Read more about university guidance on hand-washing.

Physical distancing 

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others if you have to go out in public. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering if you have to go out in public. 
  • Stay home as much as possible. 

All people on K-State property must maintain 6-feet of physical distance from each other. Learn about the university's policy on physical distancing 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 can enter your body through your eyes, nose and mouth. Touching your face can transmit germs from your hands to your face and places you at greater risk of infection.

Don’t share personal items like phones, drinks, chapstick, makeup, etc.