This winter season, protect yourself from germs and sickness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Simply washing your hands may stop the spread of a host of illnesses.

Remember and PRACTICE these strategies –

  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze
    • Wash your hands after sneezing into your hands
  • If you’re sick, stay home!
    • It’s better for you to stay home and rest and it’s better for your coworkers
      not to pick up your cold
  • Remember to wash your hands often
  • Always after going to the bathroom or if you have contact with a sick person
    Avoid touching your face, mouth, eyes
  • Disinfect your work space, counters, table
  • Get your flu shot

Five Steps to Washing Your Hands

  1. Wet your hands with water
  2. Lather your hands completely with soap
  3. Scrub your hands together for at least 20 seconds
  4. Rinse hands well under clean, running water
  5. Dry using a clean towel or air dry

What is Influenza (the Flu)?

Additional articles

Members Eliminate Half of Diabetes Medications, Achieve Clinically Significant Weight Loss After Six Months in Quartz’s Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Treatments, Powered by Virta Health
Read more
How routines impact mental well-being
Read more
City of West Allis Celebrates Active Wellness Community alongside Quartz and National Fitness Campaign with Ribbon-Cutting of the Fitness Court®
Read more
Support for a Life Well-Lived
Read more
Tips from Dr. Patricia: Staying Safe in the Sun
Read more
7 Easy Ways to Make Someone’s Day (Including Your Own!)
Read more
Shape up your self-care routine
Read more
Struggling when things get busy?
Read more