The Clinic staff have noticed a large uptick in GI illnesses from the 2nd grade and under this week. While we continue to encourage hand washing, cough etiquette, and overall preventative care in school, the best first line of defense is keeping unwell children home from school. If you suspect your STM student isn't feeling well, please do not bring them in.
Respiratory illnesses have already circulated off and on this fall and can be expected to continue (reminder: get everyone an appointment for their flu shot!), but GI illnesses spread like wildfire through a class/grade, and then typically through a whole family once home. No one really enjoys family life with the addition of a GI bug!