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Important Information About the Flu

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance and toolkit for child care providers regarding the flu and released new information on Friday, September 4, 2009. Please review the information below. The toolkit is very useful. The Toolkit includes: Fact Sheet for Early Childhood Program Providers, Fact Sheets to Inform Parents, Poster for Child Care Centers to Remind Parents to Keep Sick Children at Home, and Template Letters (or E-mails) to send to Parents.

Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Child Care and Early Childhood Programs -

The revised guidance recommends, based on current flu conditions, that early childhood program staff and children with flu-like illness stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius measured by mouth) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). This is a shorter time period from the previous guidance which recommended that sick early childhood program providers and children stay home 7 days after symptoms begin. The 7 day period away from early childhood programs for sick children and early childhood program providers would still be recommended under more severe flu conditions.

To access the CDC's guidance for child care providers regarding the flu, please visit:

Please remember that if you have questions about this or any other health, safety or nutritional issue in your child care program, your local Child Care Health Consultant is available to assist you.

Contact Melanie Napier, Child Care Health Consultant, Barren River District Health Department, 270-781-8039.

And remember to wash hands, be prepared and stay well!

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Did you know?

Licensed child care providers and certified homes are required to post a flyer detailing the website for Consumer Product Safety.

View the Sample Flyer

Revised Kentucky Early Childhood Standards "Building a Strong Foundation for School and Success"

is now available on the Kentucky Department of Education web page.

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