Cold and Flu Season Reminders

Families,

As we press on through cold & flu season, here are a few helpful resources and reminders to stay healthy:

Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at www.flu.gov and atwww.cdc.gov/flu/.  The Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center also has useful resources and information for addressing infectious diseases as part of a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP), including coping with a widespread outbreak at rems.ed.gov/KeepSchoolsSafeFromDiseases.aspx.

We encourage you to continue to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth;
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick;
  • Get plenty of sleep;
  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids;
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;

Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.