Centers for Disease Control (CDC) TERMS
Public health safety intervention taken by Public Health officials to reduce the likelihood of transmitting communicable disease. It involves minimizing exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements in the workplace, and following proper personal hygiene practices.
The CDC defines a pandemic as an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.
Separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
Separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
BEST HYGIENE PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid attending large events, gatherings, or amusement parks unless necessary.
- Frequently disinfect doorknobs, cell phones, iPads, and keyboards.
- Keep bottles of hand sanitizers in your home, cars and purse/pockets.
- Should you develop a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider immediately and don’t wait for these symptoms to get worse.