Alert: Flu Season is upon us!!

Here are some tips to help you avoid the flu:

Wash your hands

For how long? Try singing the happy birthday song twice as you wash your hands. Use your paper towel not only to dry your hands but also to turn off the faucet and open the door

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Flu is spread through moisture droplets which can end up in the air or on your hands after you sneeze or talk.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Germs are spread when people touch an infected surface and then transfer those germs to the face where they can enter through eyes, nose or mouth.

Disinfect surfaces

Flu germs can live for 2 to 8 hours on hard surfaces.  Remote controls and phones are commonly touched objects that are rarely cleaned and can host flu germs.

Avoid crowded places if possible

The CDC advises that people sick with the flu stay home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

Keep your immune system healthy

Eat a nutritious diet, stay hydrated, exercise, and get enough sleep.