"Nothing is certain but death and taxes," so says Ben Franklin. Well, in the classroom nothing is certain except FLU SEASON and the passing of the virus.
We all rely on students being in school so they can learn, but an empty seat is exactly what helps a class remain healthy.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has so many resources just for schools. With 100 flu-related child deaths a year and thousands hospitalized, we have to act. Here's how:
- Get a flu shot early in the season
- Stay home when sick (Yes, TEACHERS too even though you have to do sub plans)
- Practice preventative measures like washing hands often, cover mouth to cough, etc.
- Disinfect classroom surfaces including desks, door handles, sink fixtures, and water fountain