Are you a parent?
Are you a parent?As a parent you try not to panic but instead just stay aware of what the latest health news is so you can keep your family as safe as possible. Here are some practices you can teach your children to reduce the spread of infection. Be sure to set a good example by doing these things yourself.
- Teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Teach your children to cough and sneeze into a tissue or into the inside of their elbow.
- Children who are sick should stay home from school and daycare and stay away from other people until they are better.
The Center for Disease Control provides a wealth of information on what you can do to stay healthy.
Are you an employer? Here are some things you can do to keep your workplace safe:
- If an employee is sick, encourage him/her to stay home.
- Offer work from home options to care for sick relatives.
- Encourage your employees to wash their hands frequently with soap and water or with hand sanitizer if there is no soap or water available.
The United States Department of Labor is an excellent site for employer information.
How do you feel? Some people I talked with recently are not fazed by the infection at all. Others are checking the Center for Disease Control site several times throughout the week to review the latest updates. Where do you fall? Do you have any additional prevention techniques you would like to share?