Triopia has been experiencing a lot of illness lately. Although the cause is unknown at this time, we do have the ability to help reduce the spread! Let’s fight this together….
- If you are sick - contact your doctor. Local physicians have been made aware of the respiratory illnesses at Triopia.
- Stay HOME if you are sick!
- Stay home if you are sick until 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
- Encourage respiratory etiquette.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or bent arm. If a tissue is used, put the used tissue in a trash can and wash hands immediately.
- Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and no touch trash cans.
- Encourage hand hygiene among students, staff and faculty members.
- Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, dry hands with a paper towel, and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol may be used.
- Include hand washing time in students schedules/activities and at home.
- Encourage everyone to keep their hands away from their nose, mouth and eyes.
- Encourage routine surface cleaning at home and school.
- Routinely clean surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as countertops, doorknobs, phones, etc.
- Use general cleaning products that you normally used. Always follow product label directions. Additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is not recommended.
- Cleaning products only work when used appropriately. Almost all products have a wait time once they are applied before they are to be wiped down.
- The health department also recommends getting the flu shot for yourself and your family. Although there are some people who are unable to get the flu shot, it is important for those of us that can be vaccinated protect ourselves and others from getting the flu. Influenza is one of the few respiratory diseases we have a vaccine to help prevent.
For more information or questions, please contact the Morgan County Health Department or your local physician.