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Flu season is back!

Every year we look forward to our favorite seasons, whether it is fall, summer, winter or spring. Unfortunately, at this time of year, we all have to prepare for flu season to come around at some point as well.

Flu season typically falls during the winter, and may last into early spring. The stomach flu has been going around LHS and affected many students. Throughout the last couple of weeks, more than the average number of students have been called out by their parents because of the flu.

“I missed almost an entire week of school because even trying to sit up on my bed made me feel nauseous,” said Senior Julia Arellano-Votaw.

Although staying at home is always a great idea to prevent the flu, some do not follow the advice and end up passing it along to others.

A simple way to help keep LHS clean and germ free is to follow these few tricks once flu season hits.

  1. Wash your hands to prevent from spreading germs to any of your classmates or teachers.
  2. If you are about to cough or sneeze, please make sure to cover it with your sleeve. Do not use your hands, and don’t spread it all over your classmate’s desk. This will help keep the bacteria out of other people’s lungs.
  3. Stay home to rest and recover, as well as prevent the spread of disease to those around you.
  4. If you feel as if your condition has gotten worse, visit your local doctor and see if there is any solution or over the counter medications that will allow you to heal quickly.

Follow these steps to help make LHS germ free again!