Pandemic Preparedness

A pandemic is an infectious disease or condition that attacks a large portion of the population in different parts of the world at the same time.

Common sense precautions and good health habits can help prevent the spread of germs:

  • Regularly wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve to avoid contaminating your hands or spreading the virus through infected droplets.
  • Promptly throw away used tissues.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect household surfaces like door handles and light switches.

Public Health Alerts

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