Flu and cold information available from the Ohio Department of Health and CDC


It’s cold and flu season in Ohio, and effective strategies to reduce absences among students and staff include both good hand hygiene and annual vaccinations against influenza. 
The Ohio Department of Health offers a fact sheet on using alcohol-based hand sanitizers in schools. The Department of Health also tracks seasonal influenza activity weekly throughout the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on the benefits of hand washing and key facts about the importance of the annual influenza vaccination.