HELP KEEP OUR
STUDENTS/STAFF/AND SCHOOLS HEALTHY
The goal of the Health Office is to ensure that we keep sick students and staff
away from well students and staff, to reduce the spread of illness, so we can
keep our schools open. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
- Students/staff need to
STAY AT HOME if they are having fever greater than 100 degrees, cough
and sore throat. Individuals need to stay home until fever free for at
least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
- While experiencing flu
symptoms, individuals need to stay home from school and all other
extra-curricular activities, sports, clubs, etc.
- Influenza Like Illness
(ILI) are respiratory borne. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and
the mouth/throat. TEACH YOUR FAMILY the following methods to stay
- FREQUENT HAND
“HANDS-OFF-THE-FACE” approach. Refrain from rubbing eyes and putting
fingers in nose/mouth.
- GARGLE 2 TIMES A
DAY WITH WARM SALT WATER (or Listerene). * H1N1 takes 2-3 days after
initial infection in the throat /nasal cavity to proliferate and show
characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful
- BLOW YOUR
NOSE!!!!! Clean the nostrils by blowing and/or using saline nasal
- Boost your natural
immunity with foods rich in Vitamin C (citrus fruits).
- Drink as many warm
liquids as possible. * Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as
gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash proliferating viruses
from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, multiply or
- When you are
outside, take 10 big/deep breaths to fill your lungs with fresh air.
- Get LOTS of
rest/drink plenty of fluids and cover all coughs/sneezes(elbow/sleeve)
- If you already have
ILI ( fever >100, cough, sore
throat, muscle aches, chills):
- STAY AT HOME
- Rest (Your body
- Drink Plenty of
- Don’t share
- Gargle at least
- Blow your nose and
Wash Your Hands after Blowing
- Dispose of Used
Tissues in a waste basket
- Change your
pillowcase each AM
- Throw away/
disinfect your toothbrush
- Keep coughs/sneezes
- WASH YOUR HANDS!!
We are all working very hard
to keep everyone as healthy as possible and WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP by following
these simple guidelines! Thank you, in advance, for doing your part to help
keep the schools as healthy as possible.
For additional information
Kathleen Baroni RN, Center
School Nurse – 603-432-7962
NH N1H1 Flu Public Inquiry
Line – Dial 211
State of NH Public
Information Office – 603-271-4051