As CPS continues to take the necessary precautions to inform parents and guardians with general information concerning swine flu (H1N1), it’s important to remember what to do if you feel sick and how to prevent from spreading germs to others.
The symptoms of swine flu are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and may include the following:
- Sore Throat
- Body aches
- Chills and Fatigue
If your child feels sick, keep him or her at home. Remember to contact your school immediately to notify them about why your child is absent from school. If you suspect your child may have the flu, please contact your health care provider. If your child feels sick at school, tell him or her to go to the office immediately and let the school know so that you can be notified.
We stopped by two elementary schools last week to see if they could demonstrate the most important things everyone can do to prevent the spread of germs. Watch the importance of hand washing at Smyth Elementary, 1059 W. 13th St., and learn how to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze at Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave.
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