Flu and mason county schools

Flu and mason county schools

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Shelby

Maysville, KY

#1 Jan 11, 2013
I think that Mason County should close the school system down for a week so that students and staff can get well and stop the spread of the flu and other sickness as well. The flu virus going around is some scary stuff and I really think that it would be beneficial to all if the students and staff had a chance to get well and quit passing it back and forth. The schools are just becoming a breeding ground and haven for the virus to be continually shared between the students.

If the local doctor's offices and emergency room is any indication as to the degree of how badly our area has been affected, then we have been hit very hard (have several friends and family members who work in these health field environments).

Mason County hasn't had any snow days so the time out wouldn't hurt them badly since they allow so many days to be used as snow day incidents.

I really believe they should take the health of the children, the school staff, and their families into consideration and allow time for the sick to recooperate at home. Many that are sick still attend school because the confuse the flu for the common cold until the symptoms are more severe and by that time they have already "shared" the virus with their peers.
Former Employee

Nicholasville, KY

#2 Jan 12, 2013
The state doesn't allow snow days anymore and haven't for a few years. Any days missed, if it's only one....has to be made up.
Shelby

Maysville, KY

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Thank you, former employee, I was unaware of the change. Really I'd much rather my children make up a week of school than to be extremely sick because they were continuously exposed to the flu at school on a constant daily basis. Believe me, I'd love to keep them home and well and allow the sick children and employees ample time to return to a healthy state. I still believe that they need to close the doors for a few days to a week so that everyone has a chance to get well.
Former Employee

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Jan 12, 2013
I agree!! That's about the only way it's going to get stopped.
hey

Tucker, GA

#5 Jan 13, 2013
I agree
me too

Grayson, KY

#6 Jan 14, 2013
agree
Farmer Fran

Maysville, KY

#7 Jan 14, 2013
To hell with 'em. Should of got their flu shots. But I bet you are one of these crackheads who swear immunizations cause all sorts of stuff (which has been proven they don't). You don't want your kids getting sick? Two words:

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Get their flu shots, when they have a fever keep them at home (don't send them to school because your dumb ass can run to Walmart or the beauty parlor or the street corner), and keep them hydrated even when they aren't sick.
Shelby

Maysville, KY

#8 Jan 15, 2013
I'm sorry to inform you Farmer Fran that my six year old came home yesterday from school with the flu. Yes, she was tested this morning an it is most definitely the flu.

Everyone in our home, including her, has had the flu shot this year (October, I believe). The flu shot that is being administered this year only has about 60% effectiveness (it is different every flu season and usually between 40% and 70% effective on any given year). Also her pediatrician stated that the strain that is being vaccinated for isn't the strain that most doctors are encountering with their patients.

I knew this before we happened to have the misfortune of one of our family members contracting it because of the many friends and family members that I have currently working in healthcare settings.

Preventive measures are great, I always take advantage of vaccines. But they are not guaranteed to work, most especially the flu vaccine.

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