- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or
for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) Keep away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick.
In keeping with these recommendations, VYSA recommends that all member clubs and leagues remind their members of these precautions.
Other precautions to consider:
- If your son or daughter has a cough, cold or flu, keep them safe at home.
- Replace the post game hand shake with a post game cheer or round of applause for the opposition.
- Have players wash their hands before eating anything at the field - hand sanitizers should be part of the game day kit
- Make sure players are not sharing drinking bottles or cups
If you have further questions or concerns regarding the H1N1 swine flu, VYSA strongly recommends contacting a physician.