It’s an important reminder to practice good hygiene habits to stay healthy and avoid the spread of illness:
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, especially if you have a fever. If you have a fever, do not go to work or attend class until you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
It can be challenging knowing whether your child is too ill to go to school. A great resource for families is our When is sick too sick for school? document that outlines symptoms to consider when choosing to stay home.
We appreciate your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.