The 2019 novel Coronavirus is a virus that was recently identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province,
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Stay home when sick.
- Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
- Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.
- Use “respiratory etiquette”.
- Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve. See CDC’s Cover Your Cough page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm for multilingual posters and flyers, posted at the bottom of webpage.
- Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and no-touch trash cans.
- Wash hands frequently.
- Encourage hand washing by students and staff through education, scheduled time for hand washing, and the provision of adequate supplies.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Separate sick students and staff from others until they can go home. When feasible, identify a “sick room” through which others do not regularly pass.
- Encourage flu vaccine for those who haven’t had it this season to reduce illnesses and absences on campus (but won’t prevent Coronavirus illnesses).
A note about face masks: face masks are most useful for preventing disease spread when they are worn by people who have symptoms. This is why people are asked to wear a mask at doctors’ offices and hospitals if they are coughing or sneezing.
Coronavirus Guidance Letter (click the arrow to view)
California Healthy Kids Survey
This year, Lammersville Unified School District will be administering the California Healthy Kids Survey to our 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students as an effort to understand the climate and culture of our school district. You can review the survey questions by clicking on the links below to view the survey.
Public Health Crisis: Vaping and Teens
Teens using Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) is significantly on the rise. According to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), one out of four teens have already used ENDS and we are starting to see the health consequences. The oils and flavors approved for consumption leave lasting lung tissue damage. In addition, nicotine and marijuana are both additive and detrimental to brain development. The below video provides valuable information on tobacco, vaping, and marijuana. Please talk with your children about this growing health crisis.
Tobacco, Vaping, and Marijuana: A Parent's Guide to the New Epidemic