Springfield schools follow strict regimen to keep flu at bay - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Springfield schools follow strict regimen to keep flu at bay

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Toledo News Now) - With flu season in full swing, germs are everywhere. Keeping your family flu-free can become a job of its own. One local school district is trying to keep the flu out of its classrooms.

Parents can work on beating the flu when their kids are at home. But when they send them to school, the classroom can be a playground for flu germs.

Springfield school officials say they have measures in place to keep the more than 4,000 kids in their district healthy. According to officials, there is an intensive cleaning regimen that disinfects high-traffic areas of the school, especially flat surfaces, like students' desks. Also available is hand sanitizers in multiple locations for staff and students. The district even gave staff the opportunity to get flu shots for free right at their school.

"Everyone is struggling right now. It's an up-hill battle, but it's one that we can at least be very proactive on. I think that responsible and prudent officials are doing just that," said Dr. Michael O'Shea with Springfield Local Schools.

District officials say they have not had extreme numbers of absences due to the flu and hope the trend continues. However, they say if a student or member of the staff is experiencing flu-like symptoms, they are encouraged to stay home.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Woman hurt at Ohio fair gets $1.8M from ride owner, others

    Woman hurt at Ohio fair gets $1.8M from ride owner, others

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:05:34 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year's Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million.

    More >>

    A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year's Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A at Dave and Buster's

    Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A at Dave and Buster's

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:59:55 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>
  • City of Toledo Investigates swastika and racial slur

    City of Toledo Investigates swastika and racial slur

    City of Toledo Investigates swastika and racial slur

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:24:55 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The city of Toledo is investigating after a notepad found in a city vehicle was discovered containing a swastika and a racial slur. We are told the vehicle use used by multiple employees. "We respect each other in Toledo, we welcome all people, and we stand up for one another," said Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. "To say I condemn hate symbols like a swastika or racial slurs and anti-LGBT messages is an understatements. I abhor and detest such th...

    More >>

    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The city of Toledo is investigating after a notepad found in a city vehicle was discovered containing a swastika and a racial slur. We are told the vehicle use used by multiple employees. "We respect each other in Toledo, we welcome all people, and we stand up for one another," said Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. "To say I condemn hate symbols like a swastika or racial slurs and anti-LGBT messages is an understatements. I abhor and detest such th...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly