LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—September is flu prevention month; something schools are constantly working to prevent.
Schools are especially susceptible to spreading illnesses because there are a lot of people in a small space and children don't always pay attention to personal space.
The La Crosse School District said teachers encourage hand washing through out the day and they discourage community snack bowls.
All kids with a fever are sent home.
So far this year, La Crosse said they've seen cold symptoms of cough, congestion, nausea and vomiting.
"We do monitor that closely in our schools and look for any sort of reasons there would be that illness in that classroom or in the building," Sara Lieurance, School Nurse said.
The district is hosting three flu shot clinics open to the community and students.
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