Stay Healthy Through Flu Season

Danny Zagaria & Erin Hoffert, Staff Writers

This winter is projected to be a cold and bitter one, so it is important for you as students to wash your hands and eat the right foods.

Germs last longer than you think; believe it or not you can get sick from touching a doorknob infested with this year’s flu virus.  If you participate in a winter sport, or you exercise regularly, it is safe to exercise when your symptoms are above the neck, say a headache, sore throat or stuffy nose.

But, when you are feeling weak, take a day off.  It is best for your body to rest itself.  

According to, 99% of cold and flu virus can live up to 24 hours on hard surfaces, and up to 3 hours on your skin. That is why it is crucial to wash your hands before every meal, and to keep your hands away from your face. 

Junior Hailey Davis says, “I wash my hands after I go to the bathroom, also after I get home. What I need to remember to do is wash my hands before I eat lunch.” 

School nurse Peggy Brown says, “Wash your hands, keep hands away from your face and stay home if you are ill.”

Stay healthy, Lakewood.

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