The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
recommends 4 main ways you and your family may keep from
getting sick with the flu at school and at home.
1. Practice Good Hand Hygiene:
hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing
or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also
Your Mouth and Nose:
Use a tissue
to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow
or shoulder; not into your hands.
3. Stay Home
If You or Your Child is Sick:
for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or
signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing
medicine). Keeping sick students at home means that
they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing
them with others.
4. Get Your
vaccinated for seasonal flu.