What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
· Stay informed. We will send email regularly as information becomes available.
· Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
· Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
o 1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
o 2. Wash your hands often (hourly, if possible) with anti-microbial soap and hot water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
o 3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
o 4. Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- Develop a family & company viral emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of food, medicines, facemasks, alcohol-based hand rubs and other essential supplies.
- Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.
Current WHO Status: Level 5 of 6 (Level 6 possible in coming days, a level 6 indicates a global outbreak of swine flu is already underway)
Texas Cases: 41
% of CDC reserves deployed from US Strategic National Stockpile as of today: 25%
Life of Virus on nonliving surfaces (door knobs, etc…) is projected to be 72 hours.