UPDATE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
For the Nurse’s Corner:
Several families have asked about influenza this season. See below for four helpful health education resources. Be sure to scroll down to the Parents Guide in resource number one.
Here is additional information regarding hand washing from the Centers for Disease Control, and once again, a
Germs are everywhere. Make handwashing with soap and water a healthy habit to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. https://go.usa.gov/xV9TXexternal icon #KeepHandsClean
Your hands carry germs you can’t see. Take the time to wash your hands for 20 seconds during key times to stay healthy. https://go.usa.gov/xV9Dcexternal icon #KeepHandsClean
Health Information Topic: Head Lice
Head lice are tiny bugs the size of sesame seeds which attach to the hair. They are most common in preschool and elementary school children. They are crawling insects and cannot jump or fly. They may be spread through head to head contact, common in the Waverly age group. Regular head checks of your child are the most valuable way to spot head lice before they multiply or infest. Remember to be discreet if found, to avoid anxiety for the child. We encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider for guidance on treatment and reach out to Nurse Kristy for support.
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