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Guidance Offered on Flu Prevention



SKANEATELES, NY (February 14, 2017) – While Skaneateles Central Schools have fared quite well this season in regards to absences due to sickness, the NYS Health Department is reporting a surge in the number of influenza cases reported this winter.
As a healthy reminder, Mark Snyder – District Health and Safety Officer – has issued an outline of detailed information from the New York State Health Department that may serve as a helpful reminder on flu prevention in the school setting.

Always be sure to:
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home with flu-like symptoms
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Get a flu shot
Below are a series of quick links featuring helpful state and federal resources: 

NYS Health Department Fact Sheet on Influenza:  https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/fact_sheet.htm
 
NYS Health Department Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report:  https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/2016-2017/flu_report_current_week.pdf
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Information for Schools:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/qa.htm
 
How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu ??? CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/cleaning.htm
 
Keep Your Germs To Yourself ??? NYS Health Department:  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/7102/
 
Clean Hands Save Lives CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
 
Preventing The Flu CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm
 
Preventative Actions to Fight the Flu CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf
 
Keep in touch with events and happenings in relation to the Skaneateles Central School District by visiting online at www.skanschools.org or following the district’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Skaneateles.Schools/.
 
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Superintendent:
Kenneth G. Slentz
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152