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Flu Season Continues; WCPS Urges Preventive Measures

Posted January 24, 2020

Hagerstown, MD (January 24, 2020) - As the flu season continues and impacts families and schools, Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is reminding everyone of a common-sense checklist to help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Often this can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
  • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.
  • Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
  • Get vaccinated. Get your flu shot.

WCPS staff will continue to frequently clean and disinfect schools and offices in the ongoing effort to maintain a healthy learning and working environment.