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Weatherford teacher dies of complications related to flu

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What actions—apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine—can you take to help slow the spread of illnesses like the flu?
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What actions—apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine—can you take to help slow the spread of illnesses like the flu?

Weatherford ISD is mourning the loss of one of its faculty members from complications related to the flu.

Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher at Ikard Elementary, died Sunday. So far, the flu has claimed the lives of more than 20 people in the DFW area.

“As you might expect, today is a difficult day at that campus and we are working our processes to care for students, parents and staff,” said Charlotte Lagrone with Weatherford ISD in a statement.

Lagrone said the school will provide counselors at the campus throughout the week to assist students, staff and parents.

“Our campus custodians have been deep-cleaning our schools since December and the campus where the teacher worked underwent another deep cleaning on Friday, Feb. 2,” she added. “We continue to remind students and parents of healthy habits during the cold and flu season.”

These include:

▪ Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing or coughing/sneezing into the inner elbow or upper sleeve;

▪ Keeping their hands away from the eyes, nose, and mouth;

▪ Cleaning their hands often with soap and water;

▪ Reminding them not to share cups, water bottles, or eating utensils.

What actions—apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine—can you take to help slow the spread of illnesses like the flu?

Lance Winter: 817-390-7274

Twitter: @LanceWinter

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