Winter Newsletter

From the USD 466 Health room

COVID is still a thing, but don't forget that Flu Season is Here!

The peak season for flu (Both type A and type B) in the school and the community is upon us. The CDC recommends a 3-step approach for prevention and treatment:


1. Get a Flu Vaccine-It’s not too late!

2. Stop the spread: wash hands often; avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth; clean frequently touched items; cover coughs & sneezes. Masks may also help decrease the spread of flu as well as COVID.

3. Take antiviral medications if prescribed by your doctor.


**Students diagnosed or suspected to have the flu should stay home for 5 days after the onset of symptoms, must be fever free for a FULL 24-hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication), and be able to fully participate in school activities before returning to school.


Please, notify the school if you child has been diagnosed with the flu.

**YEAR-LONG COMMON HEALTH CONCERNS**

**Notices**


Mass notices will NOT routinely sent home when isolated cases of common health concerns occur. Parents/Guardians will only be notified if YOUR child is affected or presents with these symptoms on a case by case basis. Parents should remain alert for common health concerns throughout the school year.

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED COOPERATION IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS IN OUR SCHOOLS!