Local School Helps Educate Students and Staff About Flu

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 After several weeks off, kids are finally back in school, coincidentally right around the same time as the flu is becoming more and more widespread throughout the Ohio Valley. 

One local school district is making sure that everyone from the teachers to the students stay flu free this winter. 

A fever, cough, runny nose and headache are just some of the symptoms associated with the flu. The Toronto School District is hoping that all the tips and words of advice provided earlier in the year will keep kids from getting the flu.

Superintendent Fred Burns said teachers were encouraged more than ever this year to get flu shots to prevent getting their students sick. Teachers and staff are also making sure the halls and classrooms are as clean as they can be. 

“We’re always trying particularly this time of year to be as clean as we can to make sure we wipe down the doors door handles the push bars,” Burns said.

Students were also taught how to avoid spreading germs to their classmates by washing their hands frequently, and sneezing and coughing into their elbows instead of their hands.

Attendance at the elementary and high schools were high on Monday, but as the day went on, some elementary school kids were sent home early because they got sick. 

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