The peak of flu season is upon us! Flu is an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract characterized by fever, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, malaise, nasal congestion, sore throat and cough.
Please remember these helpful tips to keep down exposure to flu and other communicable diseases such as Strep, stomach bug, mono and other flu- like viruses
Wash your hands often with soap and water - especially after you sneeze or cough and before eating .
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue , cough or sneeze into the upper part of your sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose , or mouth.
Try to avoid contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear sick.
If your child has a fever, headache , sore throat or other flu symptoms , please contact your health care provider. They may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours (without the aid of fever reducing medicines) and feeling well.