San Augustine ISD would like to remind parents that the 2023-24 flu season has begun. We are currently seeing a few cases of flu, covid 19, and various other upper respiratory illnesses on all three of our campuses.
What are the symptoms of the flu?
- Fever of 100.4 F or higher.
- Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms, and legs.
- Chills and sweats.
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Sore throat.
- Fatigue and weakness.
- Take everyday preventive actions that are recommended to reduce the spread of flu.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with viruses that cause flu.
- For flu, CDC recommends that people stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities. Fever should be gone without the need to use a fever-reducing medicine. Note that the stay-at-home guidance for COVID-19 may be different. Learn about some of the similarities and differences between flu and COVID-19.
Please continue to closely monitor your student’s health. Should they exhibit any symptoms of flu like illness, please contact your healthcare provider. The health and safety of our students and community remains our top priority, and the District will continue to work closely with the Local Health Department as it responds to individual cases of flu and COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation and continued support of our San Augustine ISD community.
You can obtain a flu vaccine from the following locations.
Angelina County Health Department
Texas Quick Care