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All I Really Need to Know (About the Flu) I Learned in Kindergarten

Written by Anna Rogers on Tuesday, 05 February 2013. Posted in Student Life

All I Really Need to Know (About the Flu) I Learned in Kindergarten

Flu season is here! Here are 5 tips to help keep you and your friends at Trop healthy:

  • Be brave and get a flu shot: these are offered at local pharmacies like CVS and UCSB Student Health (for UCSB students).
  • Remember singing the ABC song while washing your hands in kindergarten? Now is the time to start singing again. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (especially before you eat). Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.
  • If you cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze into your elbow. Be conscious about not touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Don’t take a sip out of someone’s cup.
  • Keep a household disinfectant like Lysol or Clorox wipes on hand and use them to clean your doorknobs, remote controls, phones, keyboards etc.
  • Don’t cuddle up to your BFF if they are ill! Symptoms of the flu include fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, chill and fatigue. Keep your distance and show your love by running errands for them.

For more information about the flu: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm.

For more information about the stomach flu: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Documents/norovirus.pdf

Stay Healthy Everyone!

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten was first written by Robert Fulghum in 1988. You can visit his website at: http://www.robertfulghum.com/

About the Author

Anna Rogers

Anna began working at Tropicana in 2011, while she was also head Field Hockey coach and the assistant Women’s Lacrosse coach for UCSB. Anna has an M.S. in General Education, B.S. in Health & Physical Education, Minor in Sports Management, and a Coaching Certification.


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