Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs

Cleanliness and good hygiene are the best way to protect yourself and others from developing illness.  You can help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands frequently and by bathing or showering daily. Also, don’t share cups and eating utensils, such as forks and spoons, with anyone.

Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and drop it in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow or your sleeve.  Germs are commonly spread by hand to hand contact or through the air.

Clean all clothes and linens.  Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding. Dry clothes on high heat.

Keep areas of skin that have been injured, such as cuts, scrapes, eczema, and rashes caused by allergic reactions or poison ivy, clean and covered.  Use any antibiotic ointments or other treatments that your doctor prescribes or suggests.  If someone in your family has an infection, don’t share towels, sheets, or clothing until the infection has been fully treated.
Students need to get plenty of sleep and physical activity every day.  Healthy students make better learners.  Drink water and eat healthy foods to help them stay healthy all year long.