Cold and Flu Prevention

All PWCS families are encouraged to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season. These include but are not limited to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.


Healthy Habits to Prevent Flu - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is it a Cold or the Flu?  Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments - U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Miss the Flu - Virginia Department of Health (VDH)