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CJ McCollum Takes a Break From Signing Autographs

Due to fears over the coronavirus and the first confirmed case in Oregon, the Blazers’ shooting guard will not be signing autographs for fans.

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Coronavirus arrived in Oregon, and along with it, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers has declared that he will not be signing autographs from now on. He took to social media following the confirmed case in Lake Oswego to share the news.

While McCollum shared worthwhile advice on washing hands, he also shared a way to stop the virus from spreading.

The CDC recommends washing hands frequently and following these five steps to handwash correctly.

Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Though McCollum may not be signing autographs for the foreseeable future to do his part in not getting sick, you can do yours too by washing hands and staying home if you are ill.