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Healthy Habits Prevent Spread of Cold and Flu

Hand washing

It's important for student to be in class and learning each and every day.  Here's some tips fromt the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help prevent sickness at school, at work, and at home. 

1. Avoid close contact with sick people

2. Stay home when you are sick - Students who have a fever must be free of fever without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.  Please call the attendance office each day your student is out of school - 858-302-3000.

3. Cover your nose and mouth - Sneeze into your elbow so fluids don't end up on your hands where it can be easily spread.

4. Clean your hands - Soap and water is still the most effective if you wash for 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice).   If you use a hand santitizer, be sure it has a minimum of 60% alcohol and rub the product all over your hands until dry.  Handwashing: Clean Hands Saves Lives

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

6. Practice other good habits - Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.  Do not share food, drink, or items that might spread bodily fluids.

 

Common Cold: Most people recover from the common cold in 7-10 days. The CDC has suggestions on how to relieve the symptoms of a cold.

Flu: In the CDC fact sheet, they recommend a three-step approach: get a flu vaccination, early treatment, and preventative measures.  Before your student returns to school, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours without medication. 

Flu Update for San Diego

Flu Vaccination Clinic Information for San Diego County

SDUSD Corona Virus Information Sheet

SDUSD Guideline for Parents on Keeping Ill Student Home

CDC The Flu: Guide for Parents

CDC Flu Prevention