- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Get plenty of rest, exercise, drink plenty of fluids
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
Additional information is also available from the CDC . This website includes:
Help Stop the Spread of Germs
Keep the germs away:
- Wash your hands before eating, or touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wash your hands after touching anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose.
- Don’t share things like towels, lipstick, toys, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
- Don’t share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.
Keep your germs to yourself:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
- Discard used tissues in the trash as soon as you can.
- Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing, or after touching used tissues or handkerchiefs. Wash hands often if you are sick.
- Use warm water and soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers to wash your hands.
- Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.
- See your doctor as soon as you can if you have a cough and fever, and follow their instructions. Take medicine as prescribed and get lots of rest.
- If asked, use face masks provided in your doctor’s office or clinic’s waiting room. Follow office or clinic staff instructions to help stop the spread of germs.
Source: Washington State Department of Health
Snohomish County Health District
A recorded message from the Health District about swine flu in English and Spanish is available by calling 425-339-5266.
EvCC Emergency Communication
In the event of any emergency that calls for college status changes or closures, the college will post information:
- By message on the main phone line at 425-388-9100
- On an opening screen of the EvCC website
- Sent via text message for subscribers (sign up emergency alerts now)
- Online through the Public Schools Emergency Communication System (PSECS)