Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Respiratory and Hand Hygiene
Simple Steps to Avoid Illnesses and Save Lives

Especially during cold and flu season, the importance of effective respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene to reduce the spread of disease and illness cannot be overstated. Help promote the hygiene awareness to educate others on the simple steps they can do to avoid spreading diseases. Below are education materials that can be downloaded and printed. Additional materials such as posters and cling-ons (self-sticking signs) can be ordered free of charge.

All About Hand Washing

Influenza Information

Norovirus Information - Noroviruses are highly contagious and can cause people to have gastronenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Hand washing is highly recommended to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading noroviruses.

: Los Angeles County influenza surveillance information is summarized during flu season and released to the public through our free emailed Influenza Watch report:. To receive this report, email or register HERE.

Education Materials

The Following Materials May Be Ordered Free of Charge

Handwashing Poster
English / Spanish / additional translations pending

Currently only available for printing
Steps for Handwashing
English / Spanish / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Korean / Armenian / Russian / Japanese / Vietnamese

Order form HERE
Cover Your Cough
English / Spanish

Order form HERE
Stop Germs, Stay Healthy: Poster

(11x17 Double-sided with English & Spanish on one side/foreign language on the other)

English and Spanish  
[on reverse side]

Arabic          Armenian          Chinese      

  Farsi          Khmer          Korean  

Russian          Tagalog  

Thai          Vietnamese

Order Form

(8 1/2" x 11")

English  / Spanish

Good Health is in Your Hands: Poster (11x17 Double-sided with English on one side/foreign language on the other)
English or Spanish

Download only (No longer available in print)


Wash Your Hands (8 x 5 self-adhesive signs and static cling-ons)   English



Order Form (for Bilingual Only)

Good Health is in Your Hands English or Spanish

Download only (No longer available in print)

- sample -
Respiratory Hygiene Stickers

3' Diameter Full-Color Stickers: 6 different hands, 500 stickers/roll (single Stickers not available)


Order Form

The Following Materials May Be Downloaded and Printed.
Cover Your Cough (8 x 11 for posting or handout) English  Spanish

Vietnamese  French

Portuguese  Cambodian

Chinese   Tagalog


Good Health is in Your Hands: Coloring Pages (11x17 Double-sided English/Spanish to fold as 8 x 11) Includes English & Spanish
For more information call (213) 240-7941

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