Our professional nursing staff works every day to watch for communicable disease in our community. Those are diseases that can spread from one person to another person — like colds or seasonal flu or Hepatitis A or sexually transmitted diseases.
There are things you can do to protect yourself from communicable diseases.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
• Stay up to date on your immunizations, including getting a seasonal flu shot each year.
• Keep a distance from people who are sick.
Protect others in our community, too, by staying home if you are sick. If you have a fever, don't take your hot head to school, work or other public places. Stay home and rest. Keep your nose and mouth covered with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often.
Some people in our community are at higher risk for getting sick, and for getting very ill when they do get sick. Infants, pregnant women, senior adults, and people with compromised immune systems need the extra protection only a healthy community can provide.
Work with us to prevent the spread of communicable disease — caring for your family, caring for our community, caring for YOU!