Who says your holiday season can't be fun and safe? Celebrate with these safety tips!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
2M ago
There’s nothing like being home for the holidays surrounded by all your loved ones. Cherish this special time by learning how to protect your friends and family with these fun safety tips. There’s help here for cooking safety, gift giving, holiday travel and fire safety. Have a safe holiday season! Cooking and food • Keep your holiday meals both safe and delicious by reducing the spread of contamination. Wash your hands before, during and after preparing food. Wash fruits and vegetables before cooking them, too. Separate raw meat from other foods. Wash anything the raw meat has touched like k ..read more
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Three new holiday shareables from Get Ready
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
2M ago
 As you head out for your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations this year, check out three new shareables available from Get Ready! They focus on holiday safety and preparedness, so this year's holiday season can be the best one yet.  Use our food safety shareable to remind folks that their food needs to be cooked fully (165 degrees Fahrenheit for your turkey) to enjoy without risk for foodborne illness.  Use our emergency preparedness gift guide shareable to inspire your Black Friday shopping and beyond. You know family or friends won't return a present they'll definitel ..read more
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Get Ready for the APHA 2022 Annual Meeting
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
3M ago
The APHA 2022 Annual Meeting is coming up Nov. 6-9 in Boston! There will be sessions and presentations in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Westin Boston Seaport District. Get Ready will have a booth in the APHA Central section of the Public Health Expo. We’ll have Get Ready swag and fact sheets about COVID-19, monkeypox and home disaster preparedness for you to take home. You’ll probably spend all day listening to the different sessions and presentations. If your device needs battery, our booth is giving out free power banks. You can win one by testing your knowledge with ..read more
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Celebrate Get Ready Day with new resources from APHA
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
4M ago
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 is Get Ready Day! We celebrate Get Ready Day on the third Tuesday of every September, which is also National Preparedness Month. Get Ready Day is a chance for people to prepare their homes and their loved ones for emergencies like natural disasters or infectious diseases. Here are some tools you can use to share and celebrate Get Ready Day with us! APHA's summer interns have recorded a podcast with tips about emergency preparedness, and different preparedness topics you may not have thought of before, such as climate change. Listen to the podcast or read a transcript ..read more
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Get Ready Day is next week!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
4M ago
Get Ready Day is next week, Tuesday, Sept. 20! It is a day to remember the importance of emergency preparedness. It’s always held the third Tuesday of September and is part of National Preparedness Month.  Being prepared is the easiest way to stay safe in the event of an emergency. Get Ready Day is a reminder of this. When you’re prepared for an emergency, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from diseases and disasters.  There are so many different things you can do to celebrate and spread the importance of emergency preparedness this Get Ready Day. You ..read more
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Get Ready Mailbag: What is Monkeypox?
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
7M ago
Welcome to another installment of the Get Ready Mailbag, when we take time to answer questions sent our way by readers like you! Have a question you want answered? Send an email to getready@apha.org.  Q: I live in the U.S. Should I be worried about monkeypox?  Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery,  courtesy CDC PHIL  A: We understand your concern. Monkeypox has been in the news a lot lately. But don’t panic! Knowing what monkeypox is and how to avoid it will help you be prepared.  Monkeypox is nothing new. It was first discovered in 1958 when monkeys got sic ..read more
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Celebrating red, white and blue? Here are some safety tips for you
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
7M ago
By Lostinbids, courtesy iStockphoto The Fourth of July is almost here! Whether you’re going to see fireworks, spending time with loved ones or just enjoying the sun, it’s important to stay safe in the summer heat. Follow these tips to get ready for summer fun!  COVID-19 When heading out for the Fourth, remember to bring a mask and hand sanitizer. As people gather to celebrate, crowds will form. COVID-19 spreads easier when a lot of people are close together, especially indoors. Wear a mask and keep your distance to lower your risk of getting sick. Keep in mind that the summer hea ..read more
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Get Ready for Thanksgiving: Ways to keep your loved ones safe this holiday
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
The holiday season is finally here! After so much time apart, many people are excited to reunite with their family and friends for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 24. This year, many families are back in the holiday spirit and can't wait to return to their favorite holiday traditions.  As you and your family prepare for Thanksgiving, make sure health and safety are also in your plan. Get Ready has new social media shareables to help spread good health and good cheer this holiday season. Check them out here: COVID-19 Safety Like 2020, celebrating the holidays looks different with COVID-19 ..read more
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Double protection is worth a shot...or two!
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
Bring in the fall by getting ready for flu season! Flu season can begin as early as October and last until May. However, the flu virus tends to spread the most between December and February. This year, flu season arrives while we’re still battling COVID-19. To protect yourself against both viruses, getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations will be super important this season.  While 2020-2021 brought low seasonal flu activity, CDC expects that flu cases will spike back up earlier than usual this season. Last season, flu activity was down because of COVID-19 safety measures. Wearing masks ..read more
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Plan, protect and pack up for Get Ready Day
Get Ready | American Public Health Association
by Get Ready Team, APHA
1y ago
Get Ready Day is almost here! It’s a great time for you to make sure you’re prepared for an emergency. Every year, Get Ready Day is held on the third Tuesday in September to celebrate National Preparedness Month to help our families and local communities stay safe and healthy. With hurricane season and COVID-19 still going strong, this year's Get Ready Day on Sept. 21 will be packed with all the key tools that you, your family and friends need to get through both disasters!  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns communities to prepare for above-average hurric ..read more
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