PUBLIC SAFETY A PRIORITY – CITY SHARES HELPFUL INFORMATION
05/01/2009

The City of Fresno would like to notify the public and media that the Department of Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services (PARCS) will be posting the attached basic health tips at each of its community and neighborhood centers in Fresno, in an effort to reach uninformed pockets of residents in the community. Additional copies of the information will be available in English, Spanish and Hmong at each site.

PARCS would also like to remind patrons to take advantage of free computer access at one of the many AT&T Fresno Connect computer labs located throughout Fresno. Residents are encouraged to visit the Center for Disease Control website to gather more information about staying healthy. In addition, PARCS recognizes that its Recreation staff has constant and direct contact with the public each day and is reminding employees to be health conscious, wash their hands frequently and utilize hand sanitizer that is being distributed today. Attached is an AT&T Fresno Connect info sheet with the locations and hours of the labs and homework centers that provide free public access.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF FRESNO ~ (559) 621-CITY

*Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

*Source: Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID)

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or call CDC at
800-CDC-INFO (English & Spanish) or 888-232-6358

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