IMPORTANT LETTER FROM OUR DISTRICT NURSE
The cold and influenza season is upon us. I would like to share helpful tips to keep you and your family healthy throughout this winter season and to reduce the spread of communicable diseases in the school setting. Handwashing is the absolute best and simplest way to prevent the spread of infection. It ideally should be done using warm water and liquid soap. Teach your child to rub hands together for at least 30 seconds. Remind your student to wash hands after coughing or sneezing and to discard tissue after use. Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated object and these organisms can live for hours on surfaces like doorknobs, desks, or tables.
The following is a list of symptoms that should guide you in keeping your child home.
· Fever greater than 100.5 F
· Constant runny nose
· Persistent cough
· Unusual Tiredness
Practice good health habits by insisting your child get adequate rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
Tina Rodriguez, RN