Cold and Flu Season
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Cold and Flu Season
Cold and Flu Season
Let's Get Rid of Those Germs

It’s fall and the beginning of cold and flu season. We need your help to reduce the spread of germs! By working together, taking precautions, we can help to minimize the impact of any illness that can be spread to others.

 

Please be reminded of the following:

     * Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds; 

     * Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; 

     * Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils      

        with people who are sick; 

     * Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and

        doorknobs, especially if someone is sick; 

     * Stay home when feeling sick, and obtain consultation from

        your health care provider. 

                  o Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours

                     after they no longer have vomiting or diarrhea

                  o Ill children should stay home until 24 hours after

                     they are fever free without the use of

                     fever-reducing medicines.

          * Cover your cough/sneeze. It is best to cough or sneeze

             into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. If you 

             cough/sneeze in your hands or in a tissue, make sure 

             you wash your hands afterwards.

          * These everyday steps are a good way to reduce your

             chances of getting the flu. However, a yearly flu 

             vaccine is the best protection against flu illness.

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