Here are a few tips to help prevent catching or spreading a cold, the flu, pertussis, or a stomach virus:

  • Wash your hands with WARM & SOAPY water frequently.
  • Use hand sanitizer (60 to 90 per cent alcohol based) when you do not have access to wash your hands.
  • If you are sick, try to isolate yourself from others when possible to avoid spreading germs.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve to prevent spreading germs to others.
  • Discard tissues into a waste basket.
  • Clean regularly using household cleaners, areas that are touched frequently such as keyboards, doorknobs, sink water tap handles, phones, desktop surfaces, etc.
  • Get your flu shot, in the fall.