As you all know, this is flu season and it’s here at SHS. I have listed some simple but very important steps to take in your classrooms to help prevent the spread of the flu. This is information from the CDC.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, or just in general. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Clean surfaces and objects.
Use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and objects that people are touching and using.