How to Navigate Flu Season

Follow these tips to manage the risk of flu, RSV, and COVID epidemics at your schools.

Flu season typically lasts from late fall through early spring, peaking between December and February. It is possible to be infected with multiple organisms, such as flu, RSV, and COVID-19, at the same time. Follow these tips to manage the risk.

Seasonal Illness, Serious Risk

Some children are especially vulnerable to the flu because:

  • Their immune systems aren’t as prepared to fight the virus.
  • They are less likely to be vaccinated.
  • They often play and interact closely with other students.

Still, even healthy adults can get sick. Most people who catch the flu recover in about a week. Some develop serious complications such as pneumonia, heart or brain inflammation, and organ failure. It's impossible to predict who will get seriously ill.

COVID-19 has been difficult enough to navigate. Controlling the spread of flu in your schools will help you avoid staffing shortages, closed campuses, and other difficult situations.

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