Take care during flu season

If you are running a fever, please stay home.

Flu symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Running nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Stay healthy

  • Eat nutritious food and try to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Use tissues and dispose of them properly.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Prepare a flu kit
Have items ready in case you get sick.

  • Fever-reducing medication
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Clear fluids (water, brother, sports drinks, etc.)

Get (and be) a Flu Buddy
Flu Buddies are friends who agree to bring each other needed items and stay in touch during an illness. Having a Flu Buddy ensures you don’t need to leave home for food or medication, or to collect class assignments or materials.

Stay home
If you have a fever over 100 degrees, please stay home. Do not go to class, work, the cafeteria, or other public places. Stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.

Get a flu shot
Flu vaccines are very effective in preventing and reducing the severity of flu symptoms. Flu vaccines are especially important for the very young, very old, and anyone with asthma or other health conditions.


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