The Swine Flu is all over the news, so I’m sure you have thought about it and your parents are concerned about it. So as a daycare provider, what should you do?
First, know that swine flu is just the flu.
- It spreads the same way other flu viruses spread.
- This strain is not abnormally deadly.
- This flu is very treatable with current medicine.
- You should take the same precautions you would with this flu as you would with any others: wash hands frequently, keep children at home who have fevers, and if you feel like you might be getting a fever / flu, take the day off to recover.
Don’t forget, this is a time when it is very important to let parents know what you are doing about this flu outbreak. A quick note home or email will do wonders to calm fears.