STOP THE SPREAD
HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE AT OUR SCHOL
Handle and dispose of body fluids appropriately
Properly and promptly clean up blood, vomit, or feces
Dispose of body fluid in special containers
Safely handle and dispose of contaminated items
Sterilize needles and other equipment
Never reuse sharp items – dispose in sealed containers
2. Keep food safe
Cook foods to the proper temperatures
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold
Throw away food that looks or smells spoiledDon’t use the same cutting board to cut raw meat and then cut vegetables or other foods
3. Protect yourself
Wash your hands frequently
Always use sterile equipment
Bandage wounds immediately
Wear latex gloves when cleaning blood/other body fluid
Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around people who are ill.
Never share needles for any reason
Be up to day on recommended vaccines or immunizations (measles, mumps, rubella, flu)
4 ways to prevent the spread of an infectious disease
- Wash your hands. This is especially important before and after preparing food, before eating, and after using the toilet. And try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands, as that's a common way germs enter the body.
- Get vaccinated. Immunization can drastically reduce your chances of contracting many diseases. Make sure to keep up to date on your recommended vaccinations, as well as your children's.
- Stay home when ill. Don't go to work if you are vomiting, have diarrhea or have a fever. Don't send your child to school if he or she has these signs and symptoms, either.
Prepare food safely. Keep counters and other kitchen surfaces clean when preparing meals. Cook foods to the proper temperature using a food thermometer to check for doneness. For ground meats, that means at least 160 F (71 C); for poultry, 165 F (74 C); and for most other meat, at least 145 F (63 C).