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Health Services Reminder: Cold and Flu Season

Reported by on 2/4/20

With cold and flu season upon us, we want to share with you recommendations from the DuPage County Health Department on ways to help keep your family healthy. To prevent the spread of flu, the Health Department recommends that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu-like illness symptoms (such as fever, cough, and sore throat). If your child is running a fever of 100 degrees or greater, please keep your child home until they are fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications. If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please keep your child at home until these concerns have been resolved for 24 hours, and your child is tolerating food. Colds and respiratory viruses are common during this time of year.

Please take a moment to remind your child to practice good hygiene, including hand washing and respiratory etiquette. We are giving students the same good hygiene reminders at school.

For medical questions or concerns, contact your physician.

The DuPage County Health Department has shared the following information on keeping your family healthy this flu season:

Influenza Fact Sheet (ENGLISH)
Influenza Fact Sheet (SPANISH)

Commonly Accessed Links and Info for Students, Parents and Community

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Virus Our new District 204 webpage provides resources related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

View it at www.ipsd.org/covid19