We are seeing an increase in fever and flu like symptoms in the Deep Run health room. Here are some facts about the flu:
• Symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, cough, and sore throat. If your child has a fever they must STAY HOME. Your child must be fever free (<100*F) for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication before coming to school (such as Tylenol or Motrin).
• The flu virus spreads through droplets from a person coughing and/or sneezing. Continue to encourage children to cover their coughs and sneezes.
• The flu can spread from 1 day before symptoms start and last as long as 7 days after a person becomes symptomatic.
• Get vaccinated!! The flu shot helps prevent and reduce the flu illness.
The above link has more great information about the flu. Please read and feel free to call the Deep Run health room if you have any questions (410-313-5051).