Jan 22, 2018

Flu Season and Precautions

Sick Child is sneezing into tissue

With the battles of cold and flu season, along with weather and temperature fluctuations, special attention is needed toward our students’ well being.  help us to have a healthy school environment by sending only well rested, and healthy students to school.  Please note the following tips to prevent illness from our school nurse:

1.  Washing hands with soap and water.
2.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face.  Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches their eyes, nose, and mouth.
3.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  If your child is ill, please keep them home until he or she is fever-free for 24 hours, without the aid of fever reducing medications like Tylenol or Advil.
4.  If a student becomes ill while at school, they should report to the clinic for evaluation prior to contacting a parent.
5.  Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces.  PLSD uses routine cleaning practices daily.  Custodians are notified of areas that need additional consideration.
6.  Use good respiratory etiquette.  Cover coughs and sneezes and teach children to do the same.
For more information, check out the CDC Website

It is not too late to get a flu shot.  The Fairfield County Health Department in Lancaster, Ohio is offering a Children’s Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic for kids 6 months – 18 years old.

Dates for the Walk-In Clinic are:
Tuesday, January 23rd from 5-7 PM
Thursday, February 1st from 5-7 PM

Walk in and appointments are welcome.  For more information, or to schedule, call 740-652-2802
Insurance, cash, credit card, and most health insurances are accepted.