Monday, December 2, 2019
Colds and influenza spread easily from person to person. These germs can spread
directly from person to person when someone coughs or sneezes, or indirectly
when germs land on hard surfaces like door knobs, desks or keyboards, and then
are touched by someone else. These germs can then enter the body through the
eyes, nose or mouth.
The most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick and stop the
spread of germs to others is wash your hands! Wash with soap and warm running
water for at least 15 seconds (or try singing “row row row your boat”). If your
hands are not visibly dirty, you can use alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer)
for 15 seconds. You can also get your flu shot, cover your mouth when you cough
and sneeze and stay home if you are sick. Teach your kids to do the same!
For more tips to keep you and your family healthy this school year, contact Health Connection at 1-877-721-7520 or
visit the health unit’s website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.
Information provided by the Simcoe
Muskoka District Health Unit.