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Preventing the Spread of Disease

GRMC promotes wellness and encourages all residents to avoid becoming ill or spreading illness. Here are a few tips to help reduce your risk of sharing an illness.

  • GRMC asks visitors for their help in protecting patients and staff by not visiting inpatients in the hospital when they have a sore throat, cough, fever, or are generally feeling unwell.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (if you do not have a tissue). Throw used tissues in a trash can.
  • After you cough or sneeze, wash your hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Receive annual flu vaccinations.
  • Follow good wellness practices such as getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids, eating healthy, and exercising.
  • Do not share personal items such as utensils, drinks, or straws.
  • If you are ill with a respiratory illness (coughing and sneezing), stay home from work or school so you don't make others sick.
  • Avoid close contact with others who are coughing or appear to be ill.

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