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Flu Outbreak Update as of February 6, 2019

There has been an outbreak of type A flu in our schools.  Principals and their staff members are doing everything possible to slow the spread of flu.  Staff members are using Clorox wipes every day to clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often such as computers and keyboards, desks, doorknobs, faucet handles, phones, toys, hands-on learning items, etc.  Teachers are encouraging students to wash their hands often with soap and running water.  Hand sanitizer is not nearly as effective.  Custodians are using extra precaution in cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the school, particularly bathrooms and cafeterias.  The Transportation Director has equipped all the buses with Clorox wipes as well.

We are working closely with the Health Department to monitor flu activity and to put prevention and control measures in place, including additional cleaning, education, opportunities for handwashing at school and early identification of illness whenever possible.  Also, it is not too late to get a flu shot—just see your family doctor or go to the health department.  It does take up to two weeks to be fully protected from the flu virus after being vaccinated.

To help control the spread of influenza in your community, stay home and keep sick children home until their fever has been gone for 24 hours. 

Again, we are taking all precautions to protect the well-being of our students.  To those students who are home sick, we hope you feel better soon. 

There has been an outbreak of type A flu in our schools.  Principals and their staff members are doing everything possible to slow the spread of flu.  Staff members are using Clorox wipes every day to clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often such as computers and keyboards, desks, doorknobs, faucet handles, phones, toys, hands-on learning items, etc.  Teachers are encouraging students to wash their hands often with soap and running water.  Hand sanitizer is not nearly as effective.  Custodians are using extra precaution in cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the school, particularly bathrooms and cafeterias.  The Transportation Director has equipped all the buses with Clorox wipes as well.

We are working closely with the Health Department to monitor flu activity and to put prevention and control measures in place, including additional cleaning, education, opportunities for handwashing at school and early identification of illness whenever possible.  Also, it is not too late to get a flu shot—just see your family doctor or go to the health department.  It does take up to two weeks to be fully protected from the flu virus after being vaccinated.

To help control the spread of influenza in your community, stay home and keep sick children home until their fever has been gone for 24 hours. 

Again, we are taking all precautions to protect the well-being of our students.  To those students who are home sick, we hope you feel better soon.