The Center 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:
Wash your hands
often with soap and water, especially after coughing or
sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
2. Cover Your
Mouth and Nose:
Use a tissue to
cover your mouth and nose 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:
Stay home for at
least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a
fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine). Keeping
sick students at home means that they keep their viruses to
themselves rather than sharing them with others.
4. Get Your
for seasonal flu and H1N1 flu when vaccines are available.