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Disease Prevention

Ways to minimize your risk of infection or illness are fairly simple, just follow a few guidelines.

1. Wash your hands! This is the easiest and simplest way to avoid infection or illness.

  • Keep your hands clean by washing with soap and water for 15 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Frequently!

2. Don't share!  Although you were taught to share it is best not to share the following items

  • Razors
  • Towels or wash clothes- wash them frequently
  • Drinks, eating utensils

3. Keep cuts and scapes clean and covered with bandages until healed

  • Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages

4. If you are ill or have symptoms of illness you should 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue 
  • Avoid contact with others
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Seek medical help when needed