The word from the school nurse is that "the bug" is going around. I even heard her mention the nasty "s" word: strep. I hate strep. I haven't had it since middle school and I absolutely do not to catch it from any of the students. Unfortunately, all day I'm confined to small classrooms filled students who prefer to use their hands and shirts as Kleenx rather than actual tissue.
I've never been so thankful for Purell hand sanitizer (every room is equipped with a Purell dispenser). I rarely used it until today. I guarantee you I'll be using it every time I leave a classroom from this point forward. Now I just have to train my charges to use it.