Seasonal Flu Information

SEASONAL FLU is a respiratory disease that can be spread from person to person mainly through coughing or sneezing.  Symptoms  include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatique.  These symptoms usually develop quickly. Some people may have diarrhea and vomiting. 

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:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.  Alchohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  If you don"t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow; not into your hands.

  • Stay home if you or your child is sick for a 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.

  • Get your family vaccinated for the seasonal flu.

  •  For more information, please go to the Centers for Disease Control at