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Tips for Flu Season

Tips on How to Avoid the Flu

  1. Get your flu shot.

  2. Wash your hands (A LOT!)

  3. Avoid close contact with those that are sick.

  4. Identify individuals that have flu-like symptoms and send them to the school nurse.

    1. Symptoms of the flu: fever (not always present), cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, chills, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting

  5. Routine surface cleaning

  6. Respiratory Etiquette:

    1. Cover your coughs

    2. Sneeze into tissue and immediately throw the tissue away

    3. Sneeze into elbows not hands

  7. Keep hands away from mouth, eyes, and nose.

  8. Stay home if you are sick.

    1. Students must be:

      1. Eligible in Ascend to attend campus.

      2. 24 hours fever free (without fever-reducing medicine) and symptom-free in order to return to school.

    2. If you are fever free and still do not feel well, please stay home.

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