Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Broward County Transit (BCT) Employee and Rider Alert
Broward County Transit (BCT) is reminding our employees, passengers and those who use other means of public transportation to do what they can to stay healthy.
Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue. By following simple precautions, such as those listed below and recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you can help to reduce transmission of the virus and the severity of the illness, protect yourselves and others, and alleviate the challenges that flu outbreaks have posed to public health care providers and governmental agencies.Take everyday actions to stay healthy...
- 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, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- If presented with “flu-like” symptoms, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Currently in Broward County and the State of Florida, there are no protective action recommendations other than the personal hygiene actions listed above. County Department of Health offices throughout the State are the lead on public information and planning. As soon as new information is available, we will pass it along to our employees and to our customers.
Call the Florida Department of Health Information Line, available in English and Spanish, at 1-800-775-8039. You can also log onto the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/flu/ for more information or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).