When dealing with the flu or even the commone cold, the most importatnt thing that parents and school staff cand o to protect themselves and our children is prevention!Here are six good habits experts recommend to prevent any viral illness:1. Avoid close contact. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them form getting sick too.2. Stay home when you are sick. You will prevent others from catching your illness.3. Cover your mouth and nose.