Updates from the Director
As you have heard from the Superintendent message last week, all classes who were expected to return on October 26th (including preschool), will remain remote until further notice. The COVID-19 data in Framingham will be monitored closely with the hope that some groups of students can return sooner if those numbers improve.
I strongly urge all our families to continue to follow the guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. PLEASE.......wear masks, maintain safe social distancing whenever possible and wash hands OFTEN or use hand sanitizer.
I thank you all for your patience, support and cooperation in teaching your children these healthy habits.
IMPORTANCE OF FLU SHOTS
As the colder weather approaches we should all be preparing for the upcoming cold and flu season. This year will be a bit more challenging due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, it is especially important this year to get you and your family flu vaccines. Some important points to remember regarding flu shots this year are below:
- Massachusetts is requiring all school-aged children to get the flu vaccine before 12/31/20.
- Getting a flu shot is important to reduce the risk of getting sick with the flu.
- Now is a good time to get the flu shot. It is never too late to get it.
- You can contact your primary care physician's office to get a flu shot or many local pharmacies are offering them as well.
- The flu vaccine can reduce the severity of the disease if you and your child get the flu as well as preventing the spread of flu to others.
- Both the flu and COVID-19 present with similar symptoms and both could be spreading at the same time so getting a flu shot can help prevent the symptoms that could be confused for COVID-19.
- Also, in addition to getting the flu shot, remember to wash hands, wear a mask and practice physical distancing to help prevent getting sick.
Let's all try to work together to stay healthy and safe this year! Enjoy your long weekend!
Nurse Lisa and Nurse Jenn
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