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Avoiding Germs for Back to School


With kids back in school this month, it’s harder to avoid germs and illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few tips for parents, teachers and students to stop the spread of germs this school year.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick

• Stay home when you’re sick to prevent spreading illness to others

• Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing

• Wash your hands often and use these tips to make sure you’re handwashing properly

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Visit cdc.gov for more tips on staying healthy this year.

Ashley Ross, The Oklahoma 100

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