Flu season is in full swing in Niagara, and students and staff are encouraged to protect yourself and others by following these steps to limit the spread of the influenza virus:
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve
- Avoid shaking hands or close contact with people who are sick
- Get the flu shot – talk to your healthcare provider
(Source: Niagara Region Public Health)
Common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, fatigue, headache, chills, sore throat and stuffy nose. For a full list of symptoms, or if you think you may have the flu, visit the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Online Flu Assessment Tool.
Learn more about the flu – its symptoms, preventative measure, the flu vaccine and more on the Niagara Region Public Health web site.