Prevent the spread of germs

Follow simple steps to prevent the spread of germs that cause the flu and other illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, your arm or your sleeve – not your hand
  • Stay at home when you are ill

Learn more about preventing the spread of germs in the below resources prepared by OPH.

The information below is available in other formats. Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 or request the document in an accessible format.

Hand Hygiene

Cleaning and disinfection