Susan Strebel, RN, School Nurse
Jennifer Cahill, MA, Nurse's Assistant

The school nurse is available and in the nurse's office from 8:00am - 3:30pm
each day.

You can contact the nurse at 863 - 2050 ext. 9517

Stopping the Spread of the Flu and Other Germs

Stopping the Spread of the Flu and Other Germs
at Home, Work & School

What are the symptoms of the flu

Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever.

Get Vaccinated

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season.

Other Good Health Habits

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

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. If you have a fever of 101 or higher you should to stay home for 24 hours after the fever has resolved itself.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

Clean your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. This will help protect you from germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. It is important to keep all surfaces like, tables, counter tops, door knobs and toys clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.

Stop the Spread of Germs
Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work, or school.