1.  Children and adults are asked to stay home if they have flu-like symptoms such as upper respiratory issues, shortness of breath and fever.

2.  Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and warm water.

3.  Exercise proper cough etiquette - cough into your shoulder or a tissue and wash hands immediately.

4.  Everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot even though the flu shot does not protect us from COVID-19.

You can help protect your family from COVID-19 by practicing and promoting everyday healthy habits. If an outbreak occurs in your community, your school may dismiss students to prevent further spread of the virus. Use this checklist to plan and take action if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.

Practice and reinforce good prevention habits with your family

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

Keep your child at home if sick with any illness

If your child is sick, keep them at home and contact your healthcare provider. Talk with teachers about classroom assignments and activities they can do from home to keep up with their schoolwork.

 

Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed

Talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.

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