What should I do while I'm sick with the flu?
Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from making them sick. If you must leave home, for example to get medical care, wear a facemask if you have one, or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. And wash your hands often to keep from spreading flu to others.
How long should I stay home if I'm sick?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other things you must do that no one else can do for you. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine*, such as Tylenol®. You should stay home from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings.