It's that time again...cold and flu season!
Many school days are missed due to colds, flu and stomach viruses. Cold and flu germs are spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing, touching, or simply talking, and we have all heard before,
good hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs.
Some additional prevention tips include:
- Wiping down the fridge, faucet handles and doorknobs.
- Avoid sharing cups, utensils and cell phones.
- Always cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and if you don't have a tissue handy, use your upper arm, not your hands to cover your mouth.
- Avoid touching your mouth or nose because your hands transfer bacteria and viruses between your hands and face.
Most importantly, if your child is feeling under the weather,
PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME FROM SCHOOL! A fever (or lack of) should not always be the deciding factor.
More information on when to "Keep me Home Sick if..."
see newsletter here
here in Spanish
CDC information on FLU here