STAYING SAFE TOGETHER: How can families prepare at home?
TALK TO YOUR CHILD about why school will look different this year.
MODEL AT HOME the steps recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of germs.
child to ASK QUESTIONS and communicate his/her feelings.
Reminders about how to prevent colds, influenza, COVID-19, and other illnesses at school:
According to the Department of Health, schools do not need to take any special precautious beyond what is normally recommended to prevent the spread of viruses in schools. The entire community can reduce the risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, through these simple steps, which can also prevent COVID-19:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. Help young children do the same.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a face covering; Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
- Get a flu shot during the flu season.