Read here for our thoughts on Self Defense Against the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 and all the other illnesses we are already combating this time of year!
Common sense and well established methods of surviving the yearly seasonal flu are by far the best methods available. Staying active, eating right and boosting your immune system are smart as well. As should be standard this time of year, if you are not feeling well STAY HOME!
As this well publicized virus scare continues to be front and center in our thoughts and concerns I am making decisions to ensure we have a clean and safe facility throughout.
WHEN SHOULD YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME??
The basic rule of thumb is to keep children home if they don’t feel well enough to participate in class routines.
By keeping your child home, you are minimizing exposure to other kids and hopefully preventing further spread of illness.
If your child has any of the following, you should keep him/her home UNTIL they are SYMPTOM-FREE for 24 hours ????:
THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS, you should know your child well enough to know if a 99.6 degree temp is a fever and if so then stay home. If I vomit once, I stay home. Use your judgement. Pay attention
(anything greater than 100.4 degrees).
~ Please refrain from giving Tylenol or Motrin and bringing your child anyway; that’s not really best for your child or the kid who stands next to them in class.
~ more than 2x’s in a day
(1x is a freebie, but more than that becomes concerning).
~ Experiencing this more than 2x’s in a day.
If they have significant mucous or difficulty breathing. If your cough slows your activity or disrupts others persistently.
Strep throat or signs concerning for strep throat:
~ This INCLUDES including fevers, sore throat and headache.
~ Because many cases of pink eye are caused by viruses, a doctor’s note stating the child is no longer contagious will be required.
~ When a rash is accompanied by fevers or a general sense of malaise, it’s usually best to see the doctor.
Though we may feel helpless against germs at this time, you can teach your kids to stay as healthy as possible by encouraging the following:
Avoid touching their faces.
~ Germs love to come in through your nasal passages, mouth and eyes.
Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap,
~ Especially after using the bathroom and before eating. ~ When a sink is not available, wet wipes or hand sanitizer are close seconds.
Cover, cover, cover when coughing or sneezing.
No sharing food or drinks.
SOMETHING NEW TO TRY:
Our website now has a link to a camera available to you. For the time being only people with the password will be able to get access to the link on the website and the camera will only be active during class times.
Try it out during scheduled class times!!
go to: www.akflexington.com
Click the “Livestream” button on the top tool bar.
Password to the videostream is available to active students. Let us know when you want it!