I wanted to share some reminders to all of us about fighting colds and flu.
We are all aware that the winter months bring illness. Colds, influenza like illness, strep and stomach viruses all seem more prevalent during these months. So that we may work together to avoid the spread of illness here are some reminders:
Avoid close contact with sick people
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible
If you are sick with a fever or with flu-like illness stay home for at least 24 hours once your fever is gone without a fever reducer except to get medical care if needed.
Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze (or cough into your elbow) throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands with soap and water (if not available- use hand sanitizer)
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects contaminated with germs like the flu.