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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE

 
 

Update on the Flu
We are starting to see our first cases of the flu here at Tashua School, as expected at this time of
the year. For the safety of everyone, particularly students and staff with weakened immune systems,
we encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendations. The recommendations are: get
vaccinated (it’s not too late), see a physician early in the illness to determine if anti-viral drugs are
indicated and practice preventative actions that slow the spread of contagious illnesses, like flu.

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when
    you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact
    with people who are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away
    after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with
    your sleeve, not your hand.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and
    water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at
    home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.

Children should be kept at home until they are fever free for 24 hours off of fever-reducing
medication. Please inform the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with the flu, strep
throat, Fifth disease, an eye infection or any other contagious illness, including skin conditions.
Thank you for working with us to keep the Tashua School community healthy!

 

Susan Quigley, RN, NCSN

Tiger Times February 2016