Guys, I know it’s the beginning of the season where we all stay in, drink hot chocolate, and binge watch Netflix -- but do you also know what time of year it is? Flu season.
LogicPrep is no stranger to the consequences of flu season, and I am sure you aren’t either. So we can all agree that it’s one of the worst parts about fall and winter (the jury is out on snow). Nevertheless, there are measures we can all take to insure we all enjoy our time inside willingly, and not because we are glued to our a tissue box.
Cover Your Mouth
I know I sound like an annoying mom right now, but this is important. Try to cough and sneeze into your elbow, please. I get it, sometimes you’re blindsided, but it definitely will not kill you or anyone else to try. And in the unfortunate event that you sneeze into your hand, please see #2.
Wash Your Hands
This is also just a basic rule of thumb. Wash your hands before and after meals! Another way around this is to use Purell. If you are ever at LogicPrep and need to do either of these things, please see one of our three bathrooms. Better yet, we also keep hand sanitizer in every room!
Try Not to Share
This one is hard for me because I am a huge food sharer. I love sharing food with my friends and vice versa. I understand though that there’s a time and place for everything, and maybe flu season is the time to be a little more selfish.
Don’t Wait Until You’re Sick
I didn’t recognize the importance of taking my vitamins (and health) seriously until I got into college. While I do not want to make this an advertisement for Emergen-C or anything of the sort, drinking your orange juice will only help you in the long run. Don’t wait until you feel the tickle in your throat -- take preemptive measures like getting the flu shot or taking vitamins to help strengthen your immune system in order to keep the sickness at bay.
In high school, the dorms, and even here at the LP office, you’re interacting with so many different people that there’s no time to think about germs. But a little bit of conscious effort is more than enough to keep you healthy, I promise. And please always remember that if you are feeling sick and cannot make it in, no worries! You have five days to reschedule, and trust me, we want you to feel better soon!