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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:
NYS Health Department Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Information for Schools:
How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu ??? CDC:
Keep Your Germs To Yourself ??? NYS Health Department:
Clean Hands Save Lives CDC:
Preventing The Flu CDC:
Preventative Actions to Fight the Flu CDC:
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Kenneth G. Slentz, Superintendent
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: 315-291-2221

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