Prevention of illnesses and infections in the school setting is extremely important for the health of all students and staff. Prevention and Protection are the key words to help contain the spread of illnesses.
Hand washing is the single most important prevention mechanism.
*Keep hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 seconds or using alcohol based sanitizer, if water is not available.
*Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open the doors.
Coughing or sneezing
*cover the nose and mouth with the sleeve of the forearm or use a tissue to protect others from your germs. Fevers and illnesses
*If you are running a fever or have a contagious illness, please be considerate of others and stay out of school until you are symptom free for 24 hours.
The health of each student and staff member is important, so we all need to work together to prevent and protect a healthy school environment.
Donna Lawson RN
Health Services Coordinator