Scientists are still studying the novel coronavirus. But we know that the same precautions we take to reduce the spread of influenza work well against COVID-19. Staying home when ill, keeping physical distance, and frequent hand washing are all important practices that work against many diseases, not just coronavirus.
Modeling and encouraging hygiene practices makes us all safer in the long run. Consider what you can do around your workplace, school, housing community, or retail establishment to encourage the right kinds of behaviors.