Protecting against viruses and flu

Important: Inform Scoot immediately if you're feeling unwell and/or have come in contact with someone who is unwell or if you have reason to believe that you've been exposed to coronavirus.
‚ÄčDo not go to schools in any of these circumstances. 

Avoiding Coronavirus as a Substitute Teacher 

As of March 1, 2020, COVID-19, coronavirus is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. The CDC reported the virus has reached California. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

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Tips For Good Hygiene As A Substitute Teacher 

As a substitute teacher, you're constantly interacting with children and adults. To avoid getting sick, it's important to follow good hygiene. 

1) If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who is unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Inform Scoot immediately if you're feeling unwell and/or have come in contact with someone who is unwell. Do not go to schools in either of these circumstances.

2) Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

3) Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

4) Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, if the person coughing has any disease.

5) Respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.