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Flu Season Update and Precautionary Measures
Dear Lincoln School Staff,
We would like to bring to your attention an important update regarding the recent rise in flu-like symptoms among both our students and staff members. While we are hopeful that this is the last wave of the flu before the flu season ends at the end of September, it is crucial that we remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to prevent its further spread within our school community.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increase in cases of flu-like symptoms, including fever, coughing, congestion, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue, among our students and staff. By following some simple guidelines, we can help minimize the spread and protect ourselves and our students:
- Stay Home if You're Sick: If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please stay home and seek medical advice as needed. Encourage students to do the same. Returning to school too soon can prolong the illness and increase the risk of spreading it to others.
- Practice Good Hand Hygiene: Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes: Encourage students to always cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their elbow when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands afterward.
- Avoid Close Contact: Encourage physical distancing whenever possible, and avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Maintain a Clean Environment: Custodial staff will continue their diligent efforts to maintain a clean and sanitized school environment. Please support their efforts by keeping your personal workspaces and common areas tidy and clean.
- Recommendation to Wear Masks: If you are not feeling well, we recommend you wear a face covering to prevent the spread of your flu-like symptoms.
By working together and adhering to these guidelines, we can help ensure the health and well-being of our school community.
Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to the safety and health of our students and colleagues. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our school nurses.
Stay healthy and stay safe.