The influenza virus (flu) is infecting
us earlier this year. Flu can be
spread from person to person through droplets made when people with the flu
cough, sneeze or talk. It can also be
spread when people touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch
their mouth, eyes or nose.
Flu symptoms can present quickly and can
Runny or stuffy nose
What can we
do to prevent the spread of the flu?
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
when you are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or
Wash your hands often.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Clean and disinfect surfaces.
Get a flu shot.
If your student has any of the above symptoms, they need to stay home
from school. Please do not give your child medication for
a fever and then send them on to school. Fever should be gone for 24 hours without the help of medication before
returning to school.
For more information,
please go to www.cdc.gov/flu