As you know the flu season is here. We encourage you to take preventive measures to ensure your family does not get sick this winter. Here are a few tips:
*Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
*Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue if you sneeze or use your upper sleeve (not your hands) if you have no tissue.
*Disinfect shared objects and common areas, clean doorknobs, tables, telephones, countertops, etc.
*Avoid sharing personal items such as eating utensils, toothbrush, drinking cups or straws, etc.
*Be careful around those who are sick. Stay away at least 6 feet from people who are coughing or sneezing. Do not touch or rub your eyes and always wash your hands immediately after any contact with someone who is sick.
*Be ready to arrange for the care of your family and household responsibility should a family member become ill..
Flu shots are available throughout the county. For information on flu shots contact the Riverside County Health Department.
Reminder: If your child becomes ill, he/she cannot return to school without a doctor’s note releasing the child back to school.