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Flu & Covid Info

Flu Season

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses typically circulate during the fall and winter during what’s known as the flu season. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons varies, but flu activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although significant activity can last as late as May according to the CDC. 

What is Influenza (Flu)?
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine every year. 

For more information about flu, see the CDC's Flu Guide for Parents

 

COVID Information and Guidance 

According to the CDC, the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ended on May 11, 2023. This means that some of the guidance has also changed. Please see the link here for updated COVID-19 guidance provided by the CDC. 
In the event of any changes related to COVID-19 we will share information system wide.