Flu season is in full swing, and we’re trying to keep our school and our students healthy! The most effective approach to protecting against the flu is:
- Get a flu shot. This year’s vaccine is well-matched to the flu that’s out there and offers significant protection from illness. Vaccinated people who still become ill will have less severe symptoms for a shorter duration than those who are haven’t had the shot.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers are not an adequate replacement for proper hand washing.
- Keep things clean and disinfected. Think about how frequently door handles, light switches, and kitchen surfaces are touched. Flu viruses are pretty fragile, so cleaning and disinfecting will likely remove or kill them.
- Stay home when you’re sick! See the posters below for good etiquette when coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the inside of your elbow – NOT into your hands.