Washing of hands with soap under running water

Keeping Our Students Healthy

It’s no secret that February and March are that unfortunate time of the year where the flu and all sorts of other nasty illnesses are appearing. In an attempt to help prevent the spread of germs, we asking everyone to do their part in helping keep everyone healthy. Here are some healthy habits to keep in mind from the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Scrubbing hands together for 20 to 30 seconds is enough time for soap to work its magic. This is roughly the time it takes to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, so be sure to sing along as you wash!
  • Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

In addition to these tips, here’s a fun song we found to help make sure everyone’s hands are clean. Be sure to sing it two times through!

CYM does everything we can to make sure we are providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment for you and your children. We encourage you to check out this link to the CDC further explaining the aforementioned healthy habits.

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