Millions of people will gather at parties this weekend to watch the big game. The American Red Cross has steps people can take to avoid getting sick if their plans include watching the big game at a party.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you stay home if you are sick. While it’s hard to miss the party, it’s better to avoid spreading illness.
WASH YOUR HANDS One of the most important steps to take to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands properly, especially after using the bathroom or when preparing food. For visibly soiled hands, first wash with soap and warm water. When using soap and water:
If using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:
Other steps to avoid getting sick include:
And finally, consider downloading the free Red Cross First Aid app or signing up for a CPR/AED/First Aid class to learn the skills and help when every moment matters. Choose whether you want to view the content in English or Spanish with an easy-to-find language selector. Find these and all of the Red Cross apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps. Find a class by visiting our website here.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.
Find a drive and schedule a blood donation appointment today.
Take a class and be ready to respond if an emergency strikes.