A Reminder from the Tennessee Department of Health

September 3, 2009City News.JPG
As a result of the upcoming flu season, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding people to observe routine public health recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu.  The observe the following recommendations:
  • Keep your child home from school if they are sick, and contact a health provider if the child exhibits flu-like symptoms. A student can return to school once they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for a 24-hour period.
  • Instruct children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around your child from getting sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Wash hands frequently to protect against germs. Wash with soap and water, or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Keep yourself strong – and more resistant to disease – by getting plenty of sleep, staying physically active, managing stress, drinking plenty of fluids and eating nutritious food.

Please check the CDC web site at www.flu.gov or www.sullivanhealth.org frequently for updates and revised recommendations. A link is also provided on the Kingsport City Schools website at www.k12k.com.


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