Stop the spread of the flu and COVID-19

Employing multiple public health measures at once helps protect you and your community from the flu and COVID-19.

  • Get vaccinated against both the flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and away from others if you feel sick.
  • Improve ventilation in indoor and shared spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available.
  • Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into the bend of your arm.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Decide whether to add other public health measures, like wearing a mask or physical distancing in public, based on:

  • levels of flu and COVID-19 in your community
  • vaccination coverage in your community
  • your personal risk and comfort levels

It's not always easy to tell the difference between flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms. If you have symptoms, stay away from others and follow the advice of your health care provider or local public health unit.

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