Steps to Protect Your Family

Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Now, more than ever, it is important to protect your health and safety, and that of your loved ones. Outside of your visits to UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, there are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s how:

Wash Your Hands

Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, sneezing, coughing or being in a public space.

Don’t Touch Your Face

Especially your nose, mouth and eyes. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue whenever possible, or your elbow, if necessary. Wash your hands immediately after.

Practice Social Distancing

Avoid crowds and close contact with people who are sick, keeping a distance of about 6 feet.


Stock up on supplies like over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, household items and groceries. Patients: Determine who can provide you with care should your caretaker get sick.

Sanitize Your Space

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home and car, and avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places. Use a tissue or sleeve to cover your finger if you have to touch something.


For additional guidance, go to the official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:


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