Flu Season

Below are some tips that can help prevent the spread of the flu:

 

  • Wash hands frequently!! Lather and rub for 20 seconds! (Singing one verse & chorus of Jesus Loves Me is about 20 seconds!) If there is no soap/water, then use hand sanitizer – be sure to cover all areas of the hand.
  • Try not to touch the face throughout the day especially the nose, eyes, mouth, and ears! This is a great habit to get in to.
  • Wipe down faucet handles, door knobs, and any other frequently touched surface areas with disinfectant at least once/day.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow.
  • Get the flu shot.
  • Be aware of flu symptoms: Fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, and body aches. Stay home if you a fever and a cough or sore throat.
  • Please let the Health Office know if you have Influenza or any Influenza-like illness! Our number is (763)463-2215.

 

Influenza-like illness (ILI) is defined as a fever (at least 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit) and a cough or sore throat.