Do’s and Don’t’s For Influenza Prevention
- Wear a mask.
- Live a clean, healthy life.
- Keep the pores open–that is bathe frequently.
- Wash your hands before each meal.
- Live in an abundance of fresh air, day and night.
- Keep warm.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Gargle frequently (and always after having been out) with a solution of salt in water (Half teaspoon of salt to one glass–eight ounces–of water).
- Report early symptoms to the doctor at once.
- Respect the quarantine regulations.
- Avoid crowds. You can get the influenza only by being near some one who is infected.
- Avoid persons who sneeze or cough.
- Do not neglect your mask.
- Do not disregard the advice of a specialist just because you do not understand.
- Do not disregard the rights of a community–obey cheerfully the rules issued by the authorities.
- Do not think you are entitled to special privileges.
- Do not go near other people if you have a cold or fever–you may expose them to the influenza and death. See the doctor.
- Do not think it is impossible for you to get or transmit influenza.
- Keep your hands out of your mouth.
- Do not cough or sneeze in the open.
- Do not use a public towel or drinking cup.
- Do not visit the sick or handle articles from the sick room.
- DON’T WORRY.
With a few exceptions, these are the same guidelines we have been told to follow in the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow CDC guidelines and those of our own Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to keep yourself and the community safe.
And DON’T WORRY.