School district takes proactive approach to fight the flu

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Flu season is on the horizon but Huntsville City School leaders say they won't be caught off guard.

Major changes to the district's cleaning policies are being implemented this year in preparation of flu season and to combat fears of Ebola.

"We have put together a health safety team and we have been evaluating the things we have in place now and the additional steps we can take to be more proactive and prevent some of the germs and things that are out there during flu season," school spokesman Keith Ward says.

Custodians are also getting new, stronger disinfectant cleaners and are being instructed to begin weekly deep cleaning on buses and in classrooms.

"We are reviewing our entire cleaning policy," Ward says.

Teachers are putting up new hand washing signs and reminding students to cover their mouths if they cough.

The district has resources online for parents: Click HereĀ 

1 Comment

  • Bandet

    They also need to stop harassing students and teachers who need to stay home when they are sick! It is not necessary to go to the doctor every time you are sick and yet teachers are told to get a doctor’s note if they are out sick. Parents at least get 10 days without a doctor’s note, but they are threatened after the first day of absence.

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