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There have been 70 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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Pupil Services

Head Lice Precautions

Last Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 4:43pm | Pupil Services

It is extremely important for you to check your child’s head on a regular basis. Visit the centers for disease control webpage for more information http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/. You can also contact your child’s school nurse with questions.

The best way to prevent transmission of head lice:
  • Teach children not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any other personal headgear.
  • Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
  • Teach children to hang coats separately - placing hats and scarves inside coat/jacket sleeves.
  • Clean or disinfect shared headgear (i.e., helmets) with Lysol® or rubbing alcohol before being used by others.
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