Ten simple words - but our biggest challenge.
Please do your part to keep our college community healthy:
Cover your cough. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve (not your hand); or cover your mouth & nose with a tissue, dispose of the tissue and wash your hands. (view poster)
Wash your hands. Wash your hands with soap and warm running water for at least 15 seconds; or if hand washing facilities are not available, use hand sanitizers located across campus.
Wash frequently: before and after eating, and food preparation; after sneezing, coughing or wiping your nose: before and after using shared computers and other equipment; and, after using the toilet. (view poster)
Stay home when ill. If you develop influenza-like illness (ILI), including respiratory symptoms, fever and one or more of the following: sore throat, muscle aches, joint pain, or weakness, it is important that you stay home.
You should stay home until your fever is gone and you are feeling well.
Plus four more words …
Get your flu shot! See the “Resources” section for flu immunization clinic schedules in your area.
To locate a flu clinic near you, visit the Ministry of Health’s “Flu Shot Locator” page: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/publichealth/flu/.
For more information about the flu in your area, visit:
- City of Thunder Bay served by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (Thunder Bay)
- region served by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (Greenstone, Marathon)
- region served by the Northwestern Health Unit (Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout)
- region served by the Algoma Public Health Unit. (Wawa)
Not sure of the differences between a cold, the flu and gastroenteritis? Click here for more information.
Caring for yourself or others? Check the following resources:
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit: www.thunderbayflu.ca/Flu/YouorALovedOne.htm
- Northwestern Health Unit: http://www.nwhu.on.ca/
- Government of Ontario: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/publichealth/flu/
- Government of Saskatchewan: www.health.gov.sk.ca/flu-caring-for-yourself