Guidelines for the Flu
during a flu pandemic.
Educate and encourage students and staff to cover their mouth and nose
with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Also, provide them with easy
access to tissues and running water and soap or alcohol-based hand
cleaners. Remind them to cover coughs or sneezes using their elbow instead
of their hand when a tissue is not available.
Remind teachers, staff, and students to practice good hand hygiene and
provide the time and supplies for them to wash their hands as often as
Send sick students, teachers, and staff home and advise them and their
families that sick people should stay at home until at least 24 hours after
they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of
Clean surfaces and items that are more likely to have frequent hand contact
such as desks, door knobs, keyboards, or pens, with cleaning agents that
are usually used in these areas.