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Flu Information

Flu:  A Concern for All Students and Staff

 
 
In order to provide children with the high quality education they deserve, schools need to remain open. Because influenza, or “flu,” can be spread easily from one person to another, please emphasize to your child the importance of helping to reduce the spread of flu in our schools. 
 
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu: Fever 100 degrees or higher, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache and feeling very tired. Some individuals may also vomit or have diarrhea.
 
Here’s what you can do to help stop the spread of flu this school year and help keep schools in a normal manner during this flu season:
 
  • Teach your children to practice good hygiene. 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and hot water. 
  • Set a good example for your children by doing this too.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not in your hands.
  • Stay home from school and work when ill.
  • Do not return for at least 24-hours after there is no longer a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Clean items and surfaces that are frequently touched or handled by a number of persons.
  • Get your family vaccinated for seasonal flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu.
 
 
For more information, call the SD County office of Public Health Services at 619-692-8661.