An influenza outbreak is a serious concern in any school environment. The number of students in one room paired with the general nature of a classroom creates a situation in which germs are easily transferred from person to person. It is inevitable that germs will be shared and illnesses will be spread among students.
However, there are ways that you can limit the spread of illness in your classroom. In addition to your normal health and hygiene strategies, consider the following suggestions to ramp up your health efforts during a flu outbreak in your community:
Teach students how to do the following:
Your students will follow your lead, so be sure to frequently wash your hands and practice other good hygiene habits during a flu outbreak.