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Community Health: Education, Prevention & Inspiration

Germs are Everywhere!

Sharing is caring!  That is what we have always been taught, right?  Well, one thing we don’t want to share is germs.  Germs make people sick! To help reduce the risk of illness and stop the spread of germs, it’s a good idea to take precautionary measures.  Here are some easy ones to practice:

Wash your hands regularly

  • Use soap and water
  • Wash both sides of your hands
  • Wash between your fingers and under your fingernails
  • Wash for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday slowly)
  • Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet as well as to open the door, especially in public restrooms


Cover your sneeze and cough

  • Use either your sleeve or tissue when you have to cough or sneeze
  • Throw the tissue in the garbage
  • Wash your hands with soap!
  • Keep your fingers out of your mouth, nose and eyes


Eat nutritious meals

  • Practicing good eating habits throughout the day helps build healthy cells that protect you from getting sick
  • Drink plenty of non-sugary fluids
  • Do not share food or drinks
  • Get plenty of physical activity!


Get a good night’s rest

  • Sleeping well at night helps your body recharge
  • Naps during the day feel good but it’s better to sleep well at night
  • Go to sleep at the same time every night


Avoid close contact with people when you are sick.

  • Stay home from work or school.
  • Keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.


Make clean, your routine!

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school especially when someone is sick.