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Help Reduce the Spread of the Flu in School

It is flu season for the class room and it’s still out there. So it is important to protect school students from flu this season.

How many students does it take to get the whole class sick with the flu? It takes only one! What can you do to protect students, your students and yourself?

Practical steps to help you protect your student’s health this flu season.

Listen closely…

Please don’t be tempted to discount these proven suggestions because you have heard them before. The facts are that applying these tips can make the difference between being healthy or sick this winter.

First of all, health officials suggest getting vaccinated. However, many people that have been vaccinated, have gotten the flu ANYWAY. So you must do something else in addition to this.

If you think that this means being careful not to touch people, then you would only be 50% correct.

You can get the flu by touching THINGS that sick people touch!

Here is the thing…

You can catch the flu by:

  • Door handles
  • Public phones
  • Pens & pencils
  • Toilet handles
  • Restroom doors

What is the answer?

Clean it with germicide or good old fashioned Lysol. Remember to keep your home and classroom clean. This is often the best way to protect school kids from flu.

What else can you do to protect protect school students from flu this season.

In conclusion, what can you do to help your children?

  • Firstly, stay home if you feel a little under the weather. Are you getting the proper rest that you need? This is important because you are more open to getting sick when exhausted.
  • Secondly, look for ways to reduce stress because stress can weaken your immune system.
  • Thirdly, tell your students that are sick to stay home. Send a note to the parents if you need to.
  • Fourthly. you should scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to get good results. Anything less is not going to cut it.
  • Fifthly, wear a face mask if you are around sick people at the doctors office, urgent care or a hospital.

Your students can only learn if they are feeling good. Runny noses, headaches and aches and pains can prevent them from understanding what your school is trying to teach them.

Finally, please use these suggestions at home and in the classroom. Have your PTA make a flier that each child can send home to their family. These practical steps can help protect school students from flu this winter. You can learn how to help kids with allergies.

Here at Schoolholidayshop.com we hope that you and your classroom stay healthy and well this flu season.