The influenza virus can survive on surfaces and infect people for two (2) to eight (8) hours after being deposited on the surface.
Here are a few steps and precautions you can take to help prevent infecting yourself and those close to you.
□ Practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette at all times.
□ Throw tissues in trash after you use them.
□ Minimizing contact with sick individuals.
□ Practice proper hygiene; wash hands often with soap and water.
□ Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; this is how germs spread.
□ Get vaccinated. Go to http://www.findflushot.com to find vaccination sites in your area.
□ Disinfect common surfaces.
□ Have ill persons stay home (except to seek medical care).
□ Have ill persons cover coughs.
□ Avoid crowded areas whenever possible.
In the chance that a branch must be closed due to illness, please go online to nevadafederal.org or call (800) 388-3000 to find another branch close to you.
Source: Center for Disease Control/www.cdc.gov