Child Care, Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Schools play a critical role in protecting the health of their students, staff, and the community from contagious diseases. On this page, you will find more information on preventing the flu, as well as, materials for schools.
Ask children to:
- Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze—have them throw the tissue away after they use it.
- Wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If water is not near, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Information and Guidelines:
How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu
Recommendations for K-12 Schools for Prevention and Control of Influenza
Recommendations for Child Care Settings for Prevention and Control of Influenza
Guide to Controlling Respiratory Illnesses in Dormitories and Other Group Housing Settings
Guide to Controlling Respiratory Illnesses for Students Living Off Campus
Action Steps for Parents and Schools This Flu Season
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
External Influenza Resources:
Seasonal Information for Schools and Childcare Providers (CDC)
Seasonal Influenza (CDC)
Flu Prevention (CDC)
Families Fighting Flu