Flu cases continue in region; please take precautions

Schoharie County has seen in increase in the flu in recent weeks.
We are advising parents and caregivers to keep children at home if they have had a fever during the previous 24-hours. Please remember that giving a child a fever reducer such as Tylenol, may bring their fever down, but will not make them less contagious. 
Parents and caregivers are also advised to keep children at home if they have had vomiting or diarrhea during the previous 24 hours. 
Please follow these steps to help combat the flu and other illnesses:
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.