Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
SOURCE: CDC, Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
3/1/2021 05:40:35 pm
My aunt has been thinking about getting rid of the germs that she runs into when she goes shopping. She would really like to get some guards for a shopping cart in order to be safer. I liked what you said about how she should disinfect surfaces that have been touched at the grocery store, and avoid touching her mouth and nose afterwards.
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