School Nurse Message

This is the time of year we often begin to see an increase in illnesses in our school and community.

To help avoid the spread of these illnesses, I thought I would share some reminders to help in keeping our children and families healthy. Please take a moment to review the tips with your children.

1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick. If you have had a temperature greater than 100.0 ° do not return to school/work until you have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without having taken fever reducing medication.

3. Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

The best form of Flu prevention is immunization. It is not too late to get one.

Wishing you Good Health, Mrs. Marcoux, RN