If I am not a healthcare worker, how do I protect myself against Ebola?

If you have not had any close contact with the body fluids of someone who is showing symptoms, don’t worry. You are at extremely low risk. Remember, although a case in the city has been confirmed, the risk to people in New York City and at Columbia remains extremely low. The patient is being treated while following all appropriate and necessary protocols.

(Of course, we recommend that as a general rule you practice safe hygiene, such as covering your cough and washing your hands, to avoid contracting a different communicable disease.)