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    Team Kyrene,

    Below is your recent Wellness Newsletter which highlights topics of Diabetes Awareness and Prevention.

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month This is the time when communiteis across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year's focus is on prediabetes and preventing diabetes. By making small, healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible to prevent Type 2 Diabetes and even reverse prediabetes. Visit the American Diabetes Association website to learn more about diabetes, understand your risk, and connect with local programs and resources.

    Stay Up to Date on Vaccinations  
    The COVID-19 and flu vaccines are especially important for people who may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 or the flu, such as those with diabetes. A yearly flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting the flu. However many different questions do arise. Such as, when to get your flu shot, is it covered by my insurance? Visit the United Healthcare website for information regarding the flu shot and vaccines.

    Protecting Yourself From Infectious Diseases-  Learn these healthy habits to protect yourself from exposure to and the spread of infectious diseases. 

      • Handle and Prepare Food Safely- Wash hands, utensils, and surfaces often when preparing food.
      • Wash Hands Often- Washing your hands is easy and it is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
      • Clean and Disinfect Commonly Used Surfaces- You should disinfect your bathroom and kitchen regularly. Be sure to disinfect all areas if someone in the house is ill. 
      • Stay Home When Sick- If you are feeling sick or even under the weather the most important thing you can do it STAY HOME! This will prevent the spread of your germs to work, school or every the store.  

    Important COVID-19 Information   

    Employee Positive COVID Reports: If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please notify your direct Supervisor who will make the report to the confidential COVID Reports team.  Staff who are positive for COVID-19 will need to stay home during their applicable isolation/quarantine period.

    REMINDER: If you have tested for COVID-19 or you have symptoms consistent with COVID 19, please stay home until you receive your test results to slow community spread.

    You may get additional up to date information from public health entities such as the CDC and Maricopa County.


    Read the November Newsletter

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Last Modified on November 19, 2021