Friday, May 1, 2009
Central Christian Academy in Wichita is working with students and staff to prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu. Friday the school nurse spent the day re-teaching the kids how to properly wash their hands.
School nurse Cindy Fields said kids spread germs so easily.
"They put their fingers in their mouth and touch their eyes and nose," said Fields.
The school sent out a letter parents describing the flu symptoms and encouraging families to keep kids home if they are sick.
The school is also asking parents or students who may have traveled to Mexico or other affected region in recent weeks to keep children home from school for at least 7 days following the trip.
Staff is also disinfecting all rooms and toys every day.