It’s that time of year when the flu and other illnesses may impact students in the district, but there are ways to prevent and/or lessen their spread.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions suggests three steps:
Get vaccinated for the flu.
If you are diagnosed with the flu, early treatment with prescription medications may be available from a doctor.
Everyday preventative actions can slow the spread of illnesses. See the recommended steps listed below.
Recommended everyday steps:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
"Issued October 30, 2018"
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