The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 4 main ways you and your family may keep from getting sick with the flu at school and at home:
1. Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after
coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue,
cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder; not into your hands.
3. Stay home if you or your child is sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs
of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine, tylenol, motrin, etc.). Keeping sick
students at home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing them with others.
4. Get your family vaccinated for seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 flu when the vaccines are available.
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