To reduce the risk of contracting respiratory infections, good hygiene practices should be followed:
· Stay up to-date on all required immunizations, including the flu shot.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
· Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough with a tissue or flexed elbow.
· After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
· Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
· Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
· If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
· If you have flu-like symptoms, the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) Immediately contact your healthcare provider if conditions and symptoms get worse.
· If prescribed antiviral medication, please complete the entire treatment regimen.
· Restrict non-essential travel to China.
· Staying informed and engaged, every step of the way.
County Public Health website: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx