Infection Control Symbol Templates

taggdesignThis is a collection of 13 graphical letter-size infection control templates for Microsoft Word.  These templates:

– simplify infection prevention & control messaging
– are pre-designed with symbols from The Infection Control Symbol Package to save you time
– are always ready to be printed in-house on letter-size paper for quick, timely turn-around
– can be saved once completed for quick & organized handling (getting approval, sharing approved files, changing messaging)

For best results, unzip the whole archive to a convenient place on your local hard drive.

Simply highlight the placeholder text within the template and type in your message. The symbols at the bottom imply that specific precautionary actions and PPE are required; highlight and delete any that do not apply to your current message before printing.

These templates are designed for Microsoft Office 2003 or newer for compatibility reasons.

Please leave the attribution and copyright information in the footer intact – this is required for free non-commercial reproduction of Creative Commons licensed graphics.

The Infection Control Symbol Package can be found at

Individual Infection Control Symbol Template downloads at

Ebola: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

US-H&HS-resourcesLiterature from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about Ebola.

The Infection Control Symbol Package

ICSymbolpackThis is a collection of symbols for communicating infection control situations and best practices, from simple hand hygiene reminders to warnings of outbreak or isolation situations. From the documentation:

“After years of development we realized that our infection control symbols had the potential to be this common language for public health. So, we compiled it in this package and are releasing it under Creative Commons in order to increase awareness, reduce barriers to implementation and ultimately be available where needed to save lives. The world needs to
speak the same language when it comes to infection control.

This package contains the complete set of symbols in several different computer file formats and is made to be shared via the internet.”

Project and documentation at:

CDC – Infection Control for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers in African Healthcare Setting

Infection-ControlFrom the CDC, information about infection control for viral hemorrhagic fevers in Africa.

CDC – Safety Training for Healthcare Workers Responding to 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Information about an introductory training course for health care professionals intending to travel to West Africa to aid in the Ebola outbreak. Learn more.

CDC – Tools for Protecting Healthcare Personnel

 Protecting-HC-Personnel-1Guidelines for protecting healthcare personnel from the CDC.