It is that time of the year when we begin spending more time indoors.  Along with the change in seasons comes an increase in seasonal illnesses including COVID-19.  Here are some tips for staying healthy this year.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least six feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

From the school's perspective, the most important thing you can do is stay home if your are feeling sick.  You can generally return to work or school when you feel better and have been without a fever for 24 hours.

The following link will take you to a document provided by our local Health Department.  The document provides their suggestions on how to handle many of these seasonal illnesses.  While Gladwin Community Schools encourages parents to follow the Health Department's guidelines, we can not monitor everyone's unique health situation.  We trust that you will do what is best for your family while at the same time being respectful of the health of others.   

Parental Illness Guideline