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.