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
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
Sneeze/cough into your sleeve or cover your mouth/nose with a tissue,
then throw the tissue in a trash bin. This prevents those around you from getting
Clean your hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough
or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective if water is
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
Practice other good
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink
plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Allow fresh air to flow
into your home or at work by opening screened windows and doors.
Don't forget . . .
If you have a fever of 100° F or higher and cough, sore throat, runny or
stuffy nose, stay home and call your primary care physician or go to Santa Clara Valley
Medical Express Clinic for evaluation.