What You Can Do

What You Can Do

You can take some simple steps now to prepare for a pandemic flu

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue. If you use a tissue, only use it once and put in the trash right away. Then wash your hands.
  • Wash and sanitize commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs and countertops.
  • If you are sick, stay home and limit your contact with other people. Do not send sick children to school or to daycare.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Try to stay at least 3 feet away from someone who is sick.
  • When a flu vaccine becomes available, get vaccinated.
  • Stay informed by keeping up-to-date on pandemic influenza and other health hazards in your area. Listen to the radio and television, read news stories, and check the internet. Look for information that comes from reliable sources, such as your local health department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • Stay healthy by eating a well-balanced diet, being active each day, and drinking plenty of water.

View an online webcast to learn more about preparing for a pandemic flu:

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Contact information for Pandemic Flu

upcoming events

NOV 1 8 AM-5 PM

Attend a food safety course designed to provide food service managers with the knowledge necessary to meet state and national standards. Learn More.


In observation of Veterans Day, all Central District Health offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11.

DEC 17 8:30 AM

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise. The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.