How To Prevent the Spread of Illness

HOW TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS


  •  Cover Your Cough: 

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  

Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

Wash your hands after you cough or sneeze, or use hand sanitizer.



  • Wash Your Hands:

Wet hands with water, apply soap and scrub hands together for at least 20 seconds.

Thoroughly rinse under warm, running water.  

Dry hands completely with a paper towel.  Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet handles and open the restroom doors.  

Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, if soap and water are not available.   

Hands should be washed upon arrival at school, after coughing and/or sneezing, before lunch, after using restroom, and after recess.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to avoid spreading germs.


  •  Stay Home If You’re Sick:  

Avoid close contact with sick people.

While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.  

Children are required to be fever (100 degrees or more), vomiting and diarrhea FREE for at least 24 hours, without the use of medication, before returning to school.  (Children may be asked to stay home longer.) 

 

Improve your immune system by getting enough rest, exercise and eating healthy foods. 

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