Protection From Germs

Hand Washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Hands are the part of the body most exposed to germs. Touching the eyes, mouth, nose or food transfers the germs into the body. For printable hand hygiene materials: http://www.health.state.mn.us/handhygiene/

Cover Your Cough – Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are spread by being in close contact to infected people who are coughing, sneezing and touching items that may have been exposed.

Protect yourself and others

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze. Throw the used tissue in a waste basket.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
  • After coughing or sneezing, always clean your hands with soap & water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Stay home when you are sick!!
  • Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other personal items.