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County Executive Leopold Makes it Easier to Fight the Flu by Installing Hand Sanitizers in County Buildings

More than 40 dispensers will go at offices and other public facilities

Annapolis (October 7, 2009) - County Executive John R. Leopold is making it easier to fight germs and ward off the flu by providing hand sanitizer dispensers in County buildings.

"Flu season is here, and we know that personal hygiene goes a long way towards avoiding catching seasonal flu or the H1N1 Virus," County Executive Leopold said. "We are installing these sanitizers next to elevators at all of our County buildings as a reminder and a convenience. We want our workforce and the public to minimize exposure by practicing good habits such as hand washing and using a tissue or your sleeve to contain a sneeze."

The County has begun installing the new dispensers at the Arundel Center, the Heritage Office Complex, the Circuit Court, as well as other County buildings, this week.

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control advises that keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others," County Executive Leopold said. "Our goal is to promote this good practice and also cut down on lost work days due to illness."


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