Information about the Flu
Posted on 02/01/2018
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu activity is widespread in most of the United States.  So far, the flu has not yet been a major issue for Roanoke City Public Schools.  We want to keep it that way.  

Here are some precautions you should take to prevent the flu:

Stay home when you are sick especially if you are running a temperature of 100.4 and above.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs spread that way.

Handwashing is extremely important, especially for children.  Use soap and water and rub hands together for at least 20 seconds.

The flu comes on suddenly.  According to the CDC, people who have the flu often feel some or all of the following symptoms:

Fever or feeling feverish/chills
(PLEASE NOTE: Not everyone with the flu will have a fever)


Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Muscle or body aches


Fatigue (tiredness)

Some may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Occupational and Student Health Services at (540) 853-1430.

For more information about the flu, click here for the CDC website

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