Flu Information

We want to remind families of the importance of preventing the spread of germs at home, school and work:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, elbow, or sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • If you are sick, stay home, and limit contact with other people.

Please remember that students should stay home when they have any of the following symptoms: fever (temperature 100 degrees or higher), vomiting or diarrhea, blistery rash, heavy nasal congestion, frequent cough, or if your child has been diagnosed with any type of contagious disease (strep throat, etc).

The Influenza A (H1N1) "Swine Flu" in people is characterized by fever (temperature 100 degrees or higher), sore throat, cough, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue. The illness may last up to seven days, but people are considered to be contagious as long as symptoms persist. If you or your child have mild flu-like symptoms, call your child’s doctor to determine if testing or treatment is needed.

Additional Resources

Flu Symptoms Checklist for Parents & School Staff

Press release - 5/4/09 - REVISED procedures for Snohomish County Health District recommendations for school closures.