Keeping your Child Healthy. Health Information for Parents
Head Lice Precaution
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.
- Do not to share combs, brushes, hair ornaments, hats, caps, scarves, headsets, or any personal headgear.
- Do not try on other people’s hats (even in department stores).
- 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.
- Staying Healthy!
Influenza, Enterovirus and Other Illnesses
To help avoid getting or spreading diseases such as Influenza, Enterovirus (ED-D68), and other illness, follow these simple tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
- *Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
- *Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- *Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people that are sick.
- *Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
- *Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
- *Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school if they are ill.