Illness Season is here!

Illness Season is here!

Hailey Jentz, Reporter

You can get a cold year round, but most people consider the winter months to be the main season. Viruses spread faster and easier when the temperature and humidity drops. This means that the U.S. cold season starts around September and ends around April.

Colds are most common during certain times of the year for several reasons:

  • People spend more time indoors and closer to each other during the winter.
  • Children are in school and sharing germs with many more children that they do during the summer.
  • Your nasal passages are drier during the winter, allowing cold viruses to take hold and make you sick more effectively than they can during the spring and summer months.

“Being sick takes time away from your everyday life. It makes you feel very lazy,” said senior Jarron Vinger.

There are many ways to avoid this sickness:

  • Wash Your Hands-
    • This is a very important part of keeping yourself and those around you healthy. You touch your face hundreds of times a day, and you touch things in your environment even more often. Washing off those germs off your hands is essential to keeping them out of your body.
  • Cover Your Cough-
    • When you are sick and coughing, use your elbow to cover your mouth when you cough. You spread germs onto everything you touch when you cough into your hands.
  • Take Precautions-
    • Try to stay away from sick people. If you are sick, you should stay home to keep other people around you healthy.

Even though you can get sick anytime of the year, it is more common to get sick during the winter.  Please use these precautions to avoid getting sick.  By stopping the spread of sicknesses, we can all have a happier winter.