A Note from Our School Nurse

December 17th, 2014
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fluTis the Season for Influenza…

As you have heard, outbreaks of influenza are being reported throughout the state this year.  And the Hutchinson area is no exception.  If a school has 5% of students out with “influenza like illness”, a report to MDH is made.  This week our Health Office made such a report. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well or have any of the following symptoms, Fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, and body aches.  Promote hand hygiene, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, and staying home and resting when sick.  (For at least 24 hrs. after fever is gone without fever reducing medications.)  It may take 5-7 days to feel well enough to return to normal activity.  Please remember to contact the front office each day that your child will be out of school.  Here is a link to MDH’s recommendations, http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/school/fluschools.pdf,

As always, call with concerns, Nicole @ 320-234-3660.


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