From Public Health

Posted January 9, 2020

WDG Public Health is pleased to provide elementary and secondary schools with up-to-date information on health topics for their monthly newsletters and announcements to parents. Please find below an insert you can include in your school newsletter and/or announcements if you wish. Images can be included or excluded as they meet your needs. If you have any questions please contact us at

1-800-265-7293 ext. 4111 or email schoolhealth@wdgpublichealth.ca

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Information from Public Health:

Protect you and your family from cold and flu viruses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. Carry an alcohol-based hand rub in your purse and car to use if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it out after use. If a tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into your elbow -never into your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • Get a flu shot. People at high risk of serious flu complicationsinclude young children and infants, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older. Children younger than 6 months are too young to be vaccinated so people who care for infants should be vaccinated instead.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

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