Cold and Flu Information

  • Everyday Preventative Actions for Cold and Flu Season

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people
    • If your child is ill, keep them home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of medicine
    • While sick, limit your contact with other people
    • Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as germs spread this way
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs

    FLU or COLD? 

    SYMPTOMS COLD                           FLU
    Fever                                 Sometimes mild Usually (lasts 3-4 days)
    Headache                             Occasionally                 Common
    General Aches & Pains Slight                        Usually, often severe
    Fatigue, weakness Sometimes                 Usually 2-3 days
    Extreme exhaustion               Never                      Usually, early in illness
    Stuffy nose                          Common                        Sometimes
    Sneezing                                  Usual                          Sometimes
     Sore throat                           Common                         Sometimes
    Chest discomfort              Mild to moderate            Common, can be severe
    Cough                                Hacking cough              

    Can be severe