Prevent the spread of the flu

Posted: February 22, 2018

Help decrease the spread of the flu and other germs and viruses. Please ensure that children stay home from school if they are sick with a fever of 100 degrees or higher.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that students stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone. Remember, the fever should be gone without the use of fever reducing medicines such as Tylenol.

To avoid the spread of flu, follow these tips:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

By working together, we can decrease the spread of flu at school and in the community.

For more information about flu prevention, visit

This message was brought to you by the Newport News Public Schools Health Services Department.