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COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic, for which appropriate infection prevention and control measures need to be adopted. The study aimed to assess knowledge and practice of preventive behaviors among those who works at primary health care centers in Hilla City. Methodology: A non-probability (systematic sample) of 300 subject were selected throughout the use of non probability sampling approach and analyzed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis approach that includes, frequencies, percentages; and Chi-squared test". Results: "Recent results indicate that 73% were young, 62% were males, graduated from a diploma in working as a nurses for less than 5 years as an experience without training courses and took social media as a source of information The results show that the majority (55.3% and 52.3) were Good knowledge and weak protective behaviors respectively. There is a statistically significant relationship between healthcare providers ’knowledge of COVID-19 and their protective behaviors at p-value <0.01". Conclusion: "This study found out that there is a relationship between good knowledge regarding COVID-19 among healthcare providers and poor preventive behaviors. There is a need for a improve practice at the place of preventive behaviors. Also, education and training on protection and protective measures are required to improve better practices at work during the COVID-19 pandemic response".