Stay Healthy This Flu Season! Guidelines and Resources on Infection Control and Hand Hygiene

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Remember: The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

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.

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

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.

Cough safe. 
Watch this instructional video on how to "cough in your sleeves."

Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

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.

Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Check out the resources below for more information on fighting the flu and other sources of infection


 Individuals and Families  MRSA
 Health Care Settings  Media Resources
 Kids  Fifth Guy Campaign