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Prevent Getting Sick

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prevent getting sick

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.  Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html.

 

 

 

 

prevent others from getting sick

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

 

 

 

 

helping children cope

When parents and caregivers deal with COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/for-parents.html

 

 

 

 

regularly and thoroughly clean your hands

Turning preventive measures into good, solid habits, we can help mitigate the virus spread in our school systems. This includes regularly and thoroughly cleaning hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. https://dese.mo.gov/healthyatschool-toolkit

develop symptoms see the nurse

Turning preventive measures into good, solid habits, we can help mitigate the virus spread in our school systems. If you develop a fever, cough, or any other symptoms while at school, see the nurse. Stay home if you feel sick. https://dese.mo.gov/healthyatschool-toolkit

stop the spread on the bus

Stick to your seat and follow the driver's instructions, wear your mask over your nose and mouth, keep your distance from classmates on the bus when possible, wash your hands before and after your bus ride, stay home is you're sick, and tell your teacher if you feel sick at school. For more information, visit https://www.oneforallmo.com/

 

 

prevent getting sick

Cleaning with soap and water reduces number germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.  Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html.

 

stay home if you are sick

Do you think you may have COVID-19? If you think you’re sick, follow guidance about when to call your doctor: *Monitor your symptoms *Call ahead before visiting your doctor *Avoid close contact with others when you’re out Most people who get COVID-19 can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, take precautions to protect yourself and others around you. See more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

 

helping teens & young adults cope

Teens & young adults may be feeling particularly worried, bored, or frustrated about COVID-19 and they are not alone. Teens & young adults can take steps to manage the stress they are feeling due to COVID-19 such as sticking to a schedule and talking to someone they trust about their thoughts and feelings. For additional ways, teens & young adults can manage their stress, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/young-adults.html.

when possible maintain social distancing

Turning preventive measures into good, solid habits, we can help mitigate the virus spread in our school systems. This includes practicing social or physical distancing (staying at least six feet from others) when feasible.  https://dese.mo.gov/healthyatschool-toolkit

 

 

stop the spread in the classroom

Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes to stop germs from spreading, wear your mask over your nose and mouth, stay home if you're sick, and tell your teacher if you feel sick at school. For more information, visit https://www.oneforallmo.com/.

stop the spread at lunch

Wash your hands before and after eating, keep your distance from classmates in the lunch line, cover coughs and sneezes to stop germs from spreading. For more information, visit https://www.oneforallmo.com/

 

prevent getting sick

You can help reduce your risk for viral respiratory infections by avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. For additional steps, you can take to reduce your risk of getting a viral respiratory infection, visit https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/prevention.php.

 

 

 

stress and coping

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html 

screen your child for symptoms

It’s more important than ever to evaluate your child’s health every morning! Before he or she leaves the house, check for a fever, and monitor other conditions to determine if your student is well enough for class. #HealthyatSchool

 

 

 

avoid touching your face

Turning preventive measures into good, solid habits, we can help mitigate the virus spread in our school systems. This includes avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. https://dese.mo.gov/healthyatschool-toolkit

 

stop the spread in the hall

Wash your hands after touching doorknobs or handrails, keep your distance from classmates in the hallway, and wear your mask over your nose and mouth. For more information, visit https://www.oneforallmo.com/