Dingell & Mitchell Remind People to Bump – Not Shake
Washington, March 2, 2020
Tags: Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) reminded the public to take commonsense steps to prevent the spread of the common cold, flu, and the Coronavirus. Dingell and Mitchell remind people to replace handshakes or hugs with a bump of the elbow, wash their hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds, stay home when you are sick, and cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Video of Dingell and Mitchell giving commonsense tips and demonstrating an elbow bump is available here.
Photo of Dingell and Michell demonstrating an elbow bump is available here.
“Commonsense is the best tool we have to prevent illness such as the common cold, the flu, as well as the Coronavirus,” the lawmakers said. “Wash your hands, stay home when you are sick, cough or sneeze into your elbow, and bump don’t shake. Those are the best tools we have to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – as well as the common cold or the flu. As for facemasks, follow CDC’s recommendations: facemasks should only be used by people who show symptoms and are crucial for healthcare workers. If you are well, you do not need a facemask.”
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: