Things You Should Know

January 26, 2018

Flu is All Around Us, Help Protect Yourself and Your Community

Influenza remains widespread across MN and in our communities. In order to keep our communities and county healthy, the County Emergency Managers and Countryside Public Health courage all residents to:

  • Get a flu shot if you have not done so---it’s not too late.
  • Stay home if you are sick.  Do not return to work, school or social events until you are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand gel especially after using the bathroom or before eating.
  • Get plenty of rest and fluids and eat healthy foods
  • Contact your healthcare provider is our symptoms worsen.                                                                

For more information or to get a flu shot contact your medical clinic or Countryside Public Health. 

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January 31, 2018

Each Winter Walk to School Day Minnesota Safe Routes to School asks participating schools to submit stories and photos of their event to compete for the Golden Snow Boot Award.
Last year, Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School participated in their first Winter Walk to School Day by dropping almost 100% of students at a community center about a mile away from the school. Pilot Knob said they "traveled through parks and trails, crunched through the snow, slipped on some ice and traversed some hills.  It was a cold and fairly slow journey, but we enjoyed watching the beautiful sunrise and great community building during our walk.”
Is this the year your school will win? Submit your stories to by February 9, 2018 to be entered.



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