Desks, playground equipment, water fountains…

What do all of these have in common? You guessed it! GERMS! Now that most kids are back in school, it’s important to brush up on a few reminders to avoid spreading germs and getting sick.

Classrooms are a breeding ground for germs. As the glue bottles and scissors are being passed around, so are the germs but there are ways to protect yourself.  

Here’s some useful tips that can help keep the germs away:

  • Wash your hands frequently. In addition to washing before eating and after going to the bathroom, also wash up after touching objects like books, phones, desks, playground and P.E. equipment. Remember to keep your hands away from your mouth.
  • Sanitize & Sterilize. Wipe down things that have been used by multiple people like iPads and tablets, desks, the computer mouse, and headphones.
  • No Sharing. Avoid drinking from the same cup or water bottle that your friends drank from and avoid sharing pens, pencils, crayons, and things like erasers.
  • Stay home. If your child is starting to feel sick or sneezing and coughing a lot, it’s best that they stay home so they don’t spread any germs.
  • Keep tissues handy and teach your child to sneeze and cough into their forearm or elbow.
  • Build up the immune system. After the kids have been out of school all summer, it’s important to rebuild a good immune system. Make sure they’re eating right, getting plenty of rest, and reimplementing good habits.
  • Immunize. Consider every option available to you to stay as germ-free as possible. At CommunityMed, we offer both the Tdap vaccination and the Meningitis vaccination. We make it convenient to stay current on immunizations and vaccinations. We are open seven days a week until 8pm.

Germ-free is the way to be! Keep us top of mind this school year and together we can spread love, not germs! Download our handy mobile app today on your smartphone and use our easy online check-in to get in and out of our clinic typically within 30 minutes or less.

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