Flu & Handwashing Guidelines

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Please take a few extra precautions regarding communicable diseases:

  • Encourage hand washing
  • Discourage sharing food and drinks
  • Require that ALL coughs be covered with an elbow or tissue, disposing of the tissue promptly.
  • Monitor your students for signs of illness:

Cough and/or runny nose
Complaints of headache and body aches
Appearing feverish( Be suspicious of complaints of being really HOT or COLD when others are not)
Sore throat
Respiratory congestion
A student who just does NOT look well

We must insist that ill students stay home until they have a normal temperature for 24 hours without the use of fever lowering drugs like Tylenol and Ibuprofen and who have not vomited in 24 hours.

HANDWASHING REMINDER:

Did you know the most important thing that you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands?  A study found that kids who washed their hands 4 times a day had 24% less sick days due to colds, and 51% less sick days due to stomach viruses. The best way to prevent the spread of germs in your classrooms is by getting your students to practice Good Hand Hygiene.

Hand washing, and the use of hand sanitizers when soap and water aren’t available, are among the easiest and most important steps you can take to prevent the spread of germs that can cause illness.

When using hand sanitizer, rub hands together, covering all surfaces of hands, until hands are dry.

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