Flu season is here! It's important to protect you and your children from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work and school.
The flu spreads easily from infected persons through coughing and sneezing or by touching contaminated surfaces such as toys, doorknobs, eating utensils and unwashed hands.
Healthy habits can protect you and your children from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work and school.
To prevent the spread of infectious diseases and to keep healthy, follow these simple steps:
|Stay home if you are sick|
Return when you are well
|Wash your hands|
Use soap and water or hand sanitizer
|Cover your cough or sneeze|
With a tissue or into your sleeve
|Keep your distance|
Avoid shaking hands and close contact
with people who are sick
|Get a flu shot|
You may not know at first that you have the flu virus. It may be a day or even a week before you get sick, and in that time you can spread the flu to others.