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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Piteira

Great info to help keep your kids healthy from germs

As we hear more about the spread of COVID-19 and the flu, it's important that we all are doing our part to ensure a healthy environment for all. Here are some great steps published by the CDC to follow and help prevent the spread of germs:

■ Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze so you don’t pass germs on to others. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

■ Wash your hands the right way to get rid of germs and lower the chance of spreading germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use alcohol-based hand rubs or wipes when soap and water are not available.

■ Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth until your hands are clean because germs spread that way. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illness.

■ Wash hands: After you cough or sneeze - After using the bathroom - After you play outside - After touching or shaking hands - After touching animals, including your pets - Before you eat or touch food.

■ Ask your child to let you know if they are not feeling well.

■ Keep your child at home if they are sick.

■ Please teach your child about germs and how germs spread.

Here is a great printout that you can print and share with your child:

There is more helpful information that can be found from the CDC:

At KCA, the safety and health of all is our first priority. We wash hands regularly before meals, after restroom breaks, after outdoor play, and when returning from field trips. We wipe down all high touch areas every day with safe cleaning products approved by Virginia Department of Social Services and the CDC to maintain a clean and healthy environment.

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