• Influenza

    Care For Students at Home

    Click on the following documents signs and symptoms of Flu and care for children and adults at home

    Influenza Symptoms

    Influenza Symptoms in Spanish

    Home Care for Flu

    Home Care for Flu in Spanish

     

    Guidelines for Dealing with Students and Staff Suspected with Flu

    Students with  Flu may have the following symptoms;

    • Fever above 100.
    • Cough
    • Fatigue, malaise, or weakness
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or pains
    • Runny nose or watery eyes

    For a suspected case, the student or staff must have flu like symptoms and a fever over 100.

    If a case is suspected, the student will be sent to the health room and evaluated by the school nurse. A mask will be provided if available, and the student's parents will be informed to have them evaluated at their providers office.  If the student's symptoms meet the above criteria, they will not be allowed back in school until they are fever free for 24 hours. 

    Preventitive Measures

    Good Handwashing and Covering Your Cough with your arm or tissue is the most effective way to reduce the spread of the flu. School Health has reminded teachers and staff to follow this practice, and are distributing Cover Your Cough/Handwashing Flyers to staff.

    The most up to date information about any communicable disease may be obtained through:

    Center for Disease Control

    NC Division of Public Health


    Communicable Disease Policy and Procedures

    UCPS has policies and procedures which address the control of commuicable diseases in the school environment. These policy are designed to protect the school population from contracting a commnicable disease while at the same time ensuring confidentiality of students and staff.

    Students attending any programs at UCPS including speech therapy must be in compliance with North Carolina State Law. Any student whose immunizations are not in compliance within 30 days of enrolling will be suspended until proof of immunization is obtained.

    The most up to date information about any communicable disease may be obtained through:

    Center for Disease Control

    NC Division of Public Health