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Cold and Flu Season Reminder

Posted On: Monday, March 2, 2020

Spring is on the horizon, but continue to keep your guard up for colds and flu!

As we enter into March and the weather starts to turn warmer and days go longer we start to anticipate spring. March break for families with school age children, and possibly a trip to take the edge off of winter. We do not want to lose sight of the continued potential of colds and the flu. Keep doing all those good things that have help minimize your risk for these annual diseases as outlined on the Health Canada Web page:

  • not touching your face
  • washing your hands often
  • coughing and sneezing into the bend of your arm, not into your hand
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that a lot of people touch, such as:
    • phones
    • doorknobs
    • television remotes
  • If you do get sick, stay home. Avoid close contact with other people until you feel well enough to get back to your usual day-to-day activities. This will help prevent the spread of the flu.

Link to Health Canada

The current coronavirus COVID – 19 has the same preventative measures as listed on the Ontario Ministry of Health web page.

There is no vaccine available to protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus.

There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses. Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick”

Link to Ontario Ministry of Health

Your vigilance towards protecting yourself and family against the flu and cold will also help reduce your risks to contracting COVID – 19.

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