Cold & Flu Season

Fight the Flu
Posted on 01/03/2020
Fight the Flu

The cold and flu season is upon us, and it's important you know what to do to prevent the spread of germs and how to fight the flu. Symptoms of the flu include: fever, chills, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, musce and bodyaches, fatigue and cough. 

Prevent the spread of germs and getting sick:
*Wash hands often
*Keep hands away from nose, mouth, eyes
*Routinely clean surfaces and objects that are touched often
*Cover cough or sneezes with a tissue or bent arm
*Put used tissue in a trash can and wash hands
*Get vaccinated
*Stay home when sick

Those who get flu-like symptoms should stay home. If you or your child have fever of 100 F or higher and one or more other symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without fever-reducing medicine. Notify the school nurse if your child is home with flu-like illness. Monitoring flu incidence within the Montevideo Public School District will keep students, faculty and our community healthy.