Westran Elementary Health Services
Current Health Issues
This is to remind you that the COLD & FLU season is here! The main way that illnesses like cold and flu are spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. This is called "droplet spread". This can happen when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air and are deposited on the mouth or nose of people nearby. Sometimes germs also can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk, and then touches his or her own eyes, mouth, or nose before washing their hands. We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like tables, doorknobs, and desks.
HOW TO STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS:
Clean your hands often
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away
Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue, then clean your hands and do so every time you cough or sneeze
Remind your children to practice healthy habits, too
The "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" song helps keep your hands clean? It is recommended that when you wash your hands with soap and warm water that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. That's about the same time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice!
ALCOHOL-BASED HAND WIPES & GEL SANITIZERS WORK TOO!
When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used.
Students need to get plenty of sleep and physical activity, drink water, and eat good food to help them stay healthy during the winter and all year round!
Dispensing Medication At School
General Health Info for Parents
Health Services BOARD POLICIES
Student Health Services & Requirements
Immunization of Students
Administration of Medications to Students
Student Allergy Prevention And Response
Kindergarten Welcome & Info on Health Requirements
Medical Forms to Download
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