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Healthy Reminders for Flu Season

Friday, January 31, 2020

Care Famiglie, 

As the flu season is in full swing and with the appearance of the coronavirus, we wanted to share some seasonal tips we can all practice to help prevent the spread of illness in our community.

If your child is experiencing any of the following flu or cold symptoms, we recommend you consider keeping your child at home:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and / or cough
  • Mild sore throat
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache

We recommend that you keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 101 degrees (your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once) or diarrhea
  • General feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches, chills
  • Frequent wet or croupy cough
  • Red eyes with visible discharge

We are staying on top of coronavirus updates via the latest news from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two organizations that are closely monitoring the spread of the virus.

As many of you are aware, for those who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk is considered low. While there is no immediate threat to the general public and no special precautions are required, we want to make sure we are all taking steps to stay healthy. 

Tips on how to protect yourself and those around you:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth 
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue, not hands – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products

If anyone in your family is traveling to infected areas we ask that you keep us informed so we can assess risk. We’ll continue to provide updates as appropriate and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get to email us at hr@lascuolasf.org.