Together We Can Beat the Flu

As the number of flu cases reported by healthcare professionals in Pennsylvania continues to rise, the Emergency Services Department offers the following tips to keep you and your family safe during this flu season:

  • The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get a flu shot
  • FREQUENTLY wash your hands with soap and warm water
  • Use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap are not readily available
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue, which you should throw away ASAP
  • If you get the flu, there are good prescription flu medicines available through your healthcare provider
  • If diagnosed with the flu, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider
  • Self-isolate—don’t come into class or work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone
  • If you are a resident student, remain at home until instructed to return by your healthcare provider

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published the following flu prevention tips: “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu and Cleaning to Prevent the Flu.