Flu Season: Take Preventive Measures

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Jan 292016

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 6.18.45 PMThere have been confirmed flu cases in the Amity community.

Below are some measures to help decrease your risk of getting the flu and other viral/bacterial illnesses:

  • Washing hands frequently and correctly with soap and warm water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Hand sanitizer should be used when soap and water are not immediately available.
  • Cover your mouth with the crook of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. If a tissue is used you should dispose of it and wash your hands.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth as germs often spread this way.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • If you get sick, limit contact with others to avoid infecting them.

Charles Britton: A Message Regarding Flu Season

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Jan 202013

Amity Principal Charles Britton sent out this notice regarding flu season.

As always, get a flu vaccine every year. Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Vaccination efforts should continue as long as influenza viruses are circulating. Also, you can help stop the spread of influenza and other diseases by doing the following things:

  • If you get sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (less than 100 degrees) except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine before returning to school or work.
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette to prevent the spread of germs. Sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, and school, especially when someone is ill.

Amity High: Have A Fever? Stay Home!

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Dec 202012

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There are confirmed flu cases in Connecticut. For the health and safety of all students, parents are reminded to keep their child home from school if they have a fever of 100° or higher.

Students must be fever free (less than 100°) for 24 hours without the use of Motrin/Tylenol products before returning to school.

If you have any questions about when students should return to school after an illness, contact Amity High School nurse, Kendra Luth, at Kendra.Luth@reg5.k12.ct.us.