A note to parents about the flu:
With flu being widespread in the community, we consulted with colleagues at the Health Department, and their guidance is as follows:
• Continue to be diligent about hygiene: washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, and continuing to follow good sanitization procedures.
• Remind children to cover their cough or sneeze with their sleeve.
• Closely follow our Child Sickness policy. (See below)
• Staff exhibiting symptoms should communicate with their supervisor immediately.
From our Child Sickness Policy:
“Children who are vomiting, have diarrhea (2 or more consecutive watery stools), or drainage associated with a rash should not come to the Center until they are free of fever and symptoms for 24 hours or until their physician has advised in writing that they may attend program activities. Children who have a fever of 101 degrees (equivalent to 100 under the arm) or above, regardless of the cause, must not come to the Center until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine. If they are at the Center when symptoms occur, they will be isolated and the parent will be notified to pick up the child.”
For more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, go to: