What You Can Do
The CDC recommends basic practices for decreasing the spread of germs:
- Wash hands often with soap and water. When not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is acceptable.
- Cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing. If a tissue isn’t available, use the crook of your elbow.
- Immediately dispose of used tissues in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth where germs can easily enter the body. Keep cuts covered.
- Limit contact with individuals who are sick. If you are sick, avoid others during the specified contagious period.
- Visit your physician, if you do not feel well.
- Stay informed through reputable sources, such as flu.gov and cdc.gov. Don’t get caught in the media-induced flu panic.
It is a known fact that exercise helps keep one healthy. Regular exercisers report fewer colds and other viruses. Working out also helps manage stress and anxiety, two culprits that lead to a weakened immune system.
Please wipe down exercise equipment with conveniently supplied disinfecting wipes before and after use. Hand sanitizer is also readily available for use throughout the Center.