Swine Flu Awareness

Message from the City of Wheat Ridge

Resources
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Questions? call Colorado Helpline - (877) 462-2911

Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment

Ready Colorado - 72-hour emergency kit stocked and ready to use

Pandemic Flu - learn more about this outbreak and prevention strategies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - General Swine Flu facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Swine Flu Investigation

Basic Guidelines

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle through rest, diet, exercise, and relaxation.
  • Wash hands frequently, or use a tablespoon of alcohol hand gel frequently to keep hands clean.
  • Keep hands away from the mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cough and sneeze into tissue paper or into a sleeve, not into bare hands.
  • Dispose of tissue papers into the trash, and wash hands.
  • Stay at least 3-4 feet away from people who are coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t spread the flu! If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home.
  • Get vaccinated against seasonal flu, when vaccine is available in your area.