Kindergarten Day 6 (afternoon):
There is a kid in Emma’s school who has a younger sibling with CF. The little girl with CF is 2, so she is not attending the school…but her sibling does. While Emma was at the nurse today getting her enzymes, she ran into the Mom and little girl (who has CF). Luckily, we had met them this summer through a mutual acquaintance. The Mom recognized Emma and knew to get the girls away from one another.
The nurse called today to let us know what happened. THIS is one of the reasons I think it is important to be open about CF. Awareness for people who come into contact with one another.
If you are not aware, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends that people with Cystic Fibrosis stay 6 feet away from one another to limit the transfer of harmful bacteria. The following information is from their website:
All people with CF should avoid the following activities and risk factors with others with CF because of the risk of transmission of CF germs in non-health care settings. These include, but are not limited to:
- Shaking hands, hugging or physical contact
- Kissing or intimate contact
- Riding in the same vehicle or sharing a hotel room
- Fitness/exercise class at the same time
- Sharing personal items, drinking cups, utensils or respiratory equipment
For more information, please read their Infection Prevention and Control Policy.