• Protect Your Health This Season – FLU Shot

    Protect Your Health This Season – FLU Shot

    This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever! Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resourcesRead more
  • Food Safety for Power Outages

    Food Safety for Power Outages

    If you are in a disaster or emergency, it’s important that you take steps to prevent illness from unsafe food. Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Find out what you can do to keep food safe during a power outage, and when you need to throw awayRead more
  • COVID-19: Contact Tracing

    COVID-19: Contact Tracing

    Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep you, your family, and your community safe. Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact withRead more
  • Travel: Prevent COVID-19 During Travel

    Travel: Prevent COVID-19 During Travel

    GeneralIf I travel, what step should I take to help reduce my changes of getting sick? Clean your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, after touching surfaces frequently touched by others, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing,Read more
  • Prevent The Spread Of Covid-19 in 7 Steps

    Prevent The Spread Of Covid-19 in 7 Steps

    You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions: [vc_tta_accordion shape="round" color="white" spacing="4" gap="4" autoplay="4" c_icon="chevron" active_section="2"]Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub killsRead more
  • Managing COVID-19 Stress

    Managing COVID-19 Stress

    Outbreaks can be stressful The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:Read more
  • The CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

    The CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

    CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that theRead more
  • Keep Your Distance and Slow The Spread

    Keep Your Distance and Slow The Spread

    Know How it Spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory dropletsRead more
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as aRead more
  • Cancer and obesity

    Cancer and obesity

    Obesity is a leading cancer risk factor. A higher proportion of Americans are overweight or have obesity than several decades ago. Overweight and obesity can cause changes in the body that lead to cancer, such as increases in levels of certain hormones and inflammation. People who weigh more than recommended may increase their risk of someRead more