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Seasonal Flu Reminders

If you have flu like symptoms, please stay home and do not return to work and/or school until you are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. This may mean you are home for 5-7 days depending on the severity of the illness.

 

The symptoms of flu include:

  • Fever of 100.0 or greater
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Headache, Body aches

 

If you are taking care of someone with the flu or with influenza like illness, please practice good hygiene habits including:

  • Frequent hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, you may use a hand sanitizer.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet.
  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces with a disinfectant used to kill flu virus. Such surfaces to clean include door knobs, handles, computer mouse, etc...

 

To prevent seasonal flu, the following are recommended:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water especially after coughing or sneezing, after using the restroom and before meals.
  • 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 or shoulder; not into your hands.
  • Get your family vaccinated for seasonal flu.