Diamond Bar High School

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Flu Update

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Please be informed that several students have recently had Influenza-like symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and stomach ache.  The Public Health Department has been notified and is monitoring the symptoms at our school.

 

If your child is sick, keep him/her home for at least 24 hours after being fever-free without fever reducing medications (i.e. Tylenol, Motrin or Advil). Students with flu-like symptoms will be sent home from school to prevent the spread of the flu. 

 

Consider the following tips to help protect you and your family from the flu:

 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use gel sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to prevent the spread of germs.

At Diamond Bar High School, we are taking steps to prevent the spread of flu by encouraging frequent hand washing and maintaining a clean school campus. In addition, we encourage flu vaccination, which is the best way to prevent the flu. Flu vaccines are especially important for school-aged children, since they are up to 4 times more likely to get the flu than adults.

 

The flu vaccine is recommended for all people 6 months of age and older. You and your family members should consider getting vaccinated, especially if you:

 

  • Are pregnant
  • Are over 50 years of age
  • Have long-term health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma
  • Live with or care for children under 6 months of age or adults over 50
  • Live in a nursing facility
  • Are a healthcare worker

 For additional information, or to find no-cost or low-cost vaccinations near you, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/docs/PHCenters.pdf

 

We hope that by following these guidelines you and your family will be able to avoid the flu this season.  However, if your child is out ill, please remember to notify the school at (909) 594-1860. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Catherine Real,

Principal,

Diamond Bar High School

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