1. Personal Hygiene
a. Do not come to work sick or until all symptoms have resolved.
b. Be aware of flu symptoms – fever, body aches, headache, sore throat, possible nausea and vomiting. Seek care and get evaluated by health care professional.
c. Cough or sneeze into crook of elbow or use a tissue (then discard tissue)
d. Wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing
e. Limit personal contact (such as shaking hands)
f. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands
2. Care of Family Members
a. If caring for a family member with swine flu, discuss issues with health care provider
b. Try to keep sick person in separate room and keep door closed as much as possible
c. Caregivers use mask when providing care within 6 feet of sick person
d. Wear gloves if available when providing care (wash hands before/after )
3. Use an N95 mask (or surgical mask) if required to be in direct contact (within 6 feet) of people with flu symptoms
4. Review requirements for interstate or foreign travel.
a. Screen deploying or redeploying troops for flu-like symptoms
b. Educate military personnel and families
c. Limit travel to only critical requirements. Recommend teleconferencing or video conferencing when available.
5. General Information
a. After possible exposure, symptoms may not appear for 3-7 days during incubation period
b. For further information, visit http://www.cdc.gov
c. For workplace safety info, http://www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/pandemicflu/index.html
As of 28 April 2009
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