If you are sick with the flu, you may be ill for a week or longer.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the sleeve of your elbow.
Do not go to work or school until at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin), or antiviral medications.
Drink plenty of fluids and rest as much as possible.
Healthcare workers need to stay home for at least 7 days after symptom onset.
In general, avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness, especially those with one of the high-risk chronic conditions listed in the frequently asked questions.
Please stay home, except if you need medical care or other necessities, so you can get better and prevent others from getting ill.
Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap or use a hand sanitizer.