Cold and Flu season

Staying Healthy during cold and flu season
Cold and flu
• Stay home when you are sick. You need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school. 
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Help young children do the same. 
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
 • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
 • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
 • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands). 
We want to make sure we keep our kiddos stay healthy and strong during the flu season.