Info on Enterovirus D68
Hundreds of children across the country have been hospitalized by a respiratory illness identified as enterovirus 68 (EV-D68), a virus that has made headlines over the past several weeks.
The RTSD custodial staff is doing its very best to keep our facilities disinfected by using a hospital-grade disinfectant. However, as you can see from the Center for Disease Control's official poster below, disinfecting is just one of several keys steps to take to stop the spread of the virus. Other steps are:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick