Infectious Diseases

What K-12 Administrators Should Know to Prevent the Flu


Look out for warning signs

Encourage parents and staff to get the flu shot

Encourage staying home when sick

Adjust sick-leave policies for staff

Establish a waiting area for children

Offer supplies and schedules that combat flu

Send home flu-prevention notices

Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks was a digital editor at HealthCentral with a background in animal biology, ecology, and health science. While studying broadcast journalism, she discovered the great need for health reporters that could translate research to the public. In her work, she hopes to use research to help consumers make smart decisions about their healthcare, and empower patients to stay confident and in charge of their chronic conditions. She helped launch HealthCentral's inaugural MythWeek.