A pandemic is an infectious disease or condition attacking a large portion of the population in different parts of the world at the same time.

Preparedness Tips

  • Take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of germs and practice good health habits.
  • Wash your hands regularly with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve to avoid contaminating your hands or spreading the virus through infected droplets.
  • Throw away used tissues promptly.
  • Frequently clean AND disinfect household surfaces such as door handles and light switches that may have been contaminated.