Here are things you can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of colds and flu:
B – Be sure to pay attention to the CDC vaccination guidelines for flu.
E – Eat healthy; sleep 7-8 hours; manage stress; engage in regular physical activity.
S – Stay home if you have flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius), determined without the use of fever-reducing medication.
M – Make sure to wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20-30 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
A – Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
R – Routinely clean surfaces with frequent hand contact with typically-used cleaning agents.
T – Try to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. If a tissue is not available, use your elbow or shoulder.