Tips for parents during flu season
When should you keep your child home from school during flu season? Yavapai Regional Medical Center has some answers. According to Jennifer Tidroski, pediatrician at YRMC’s Ponderosa Pediatrics in Prescott, when there are active outbreaks of flu, parents need to be especially vigilant. The Ponderosa Pediatrics team recommends keeping children home when they’re experiencing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, a runny nose or sore throat along with a fever. They can return to the classroom after their temperature is normal without the help of medications. Even when there’s no flu outbreak, strep throat, chicken pox and rubella are illnesses that should keep children at home. It’s also important for children to stay home if their symptoms include difficulty breathing, a fast spreading rash, fever above 101 degrees, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
Proposed water rate increase in Prescott Valley
Prescott Valley residents can share their comments on proposed water rate increases at 5:30 tonight. Town staff members say the revisions have been recommended after the utility rate model was updated. Town of Prescott Valley water customers who are in Block 1 will see their rates go up from $3.08 to $3.21. The Block 2 rate is increasing from $3.69 to $3.85. Block 3 customers will have an increase from $4.80 to $5.01. Volume rates are billed in thousands of gallons. The Prescott Valley Town Council public hearing on the rate changes will be held in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle. After the hearing, Council will consider the proposed rates. No changes to the sewer rates are being proposed at this time.
Prescott Tourism Advisory Committee
The City of Prescott’s Tourism Advisory Committee officially meets for the first time at 11 tomorrow morning. The Committee had been meeting on an independent basis since 2009. Last month, the Prescott City Council decided to make the Committee a standing committee. Community Outreach Manager John Heiney describes what will happen during the first meeting. Heiney says the Committee didn’t have officers before. The Committee will also discuss future meeting items, which could include a presentation by the Arizona Office of Tourism’s Debbie Johnson and a strategic planning session. The Committee meeting will be held in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street.