STAYING HEALTHY DURING FLU SEASON
Practice good health habits:
1. Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. When possible designate only one person as caretaker of those who are sick.
2. Stay home when you are sick
Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Throw your tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your upper sleeve, not your hands.
4. Clean your hands
Washing your hands often with soap and water will help protect you from germs. If there is no soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Wash your hands before eating, drinking, or touching your face, after coughing or sneezing, and after using the restroom.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits
Get plenty of sleep - Be physically active - Manage your stress - Drink plenty of fluids - Eat nutritious food. Clean and disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces, such as countertops, tabletops, desktops, door knobs, and bathroom surfaces.