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Staying Healthy During Flu/Cold Season

To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, the following are some tips for you from the Halton Health Department:

  1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly using soap and water and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer** (N.B. Hand sanitizer is not a substitute for handwashing, if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands, sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs)
  2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  3. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  4. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly
  5. If you or your family members are ill, stay home

**As per the Ontario Fire Marshall the following precautions are recommended when using alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

  • dispensing should occur under the direct supervision of an adult
  • when not in use, the sanitizer product should be kept in a secure location
  • avoid exposure to open flames during and immediately after application
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