Newberry High School Health Services

By working together, taking precautions, we can help to minimize the impact of any illness that can be spread to others.

Please be reminded of the following:
• Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds;
• Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
• Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick;
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick;
• Stay home when feeling sick, and obtain consultation from your health care provider.
o Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have vomiting or diarrhea
o Ill children should stay home until 24 hours after they are fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
• Cover your cough/sneeze. It is best to cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. If you cough/sneeze in your hands or in a tissue, make sure you wash your hands afterwards.

Mientras damos la bienvenida a la primavera, no olvidemos que aún hay enfermedades que transmitir a los demás. Trabajando juntos, tomando precauciones, podemos ayudar a minimizar el impacto de cualquier enfermedad que puede transmitirse a otros.

Por favor recuerden lo siguiente:
• Lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón por 20 segundos;
• Evite tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca con las manos sucias;
• Evitar besos, abrazos y compartir vasos o cubiertos con personas que están enfermas;
• Desinfecte las superficies tocadas con más frecuencia, como juguetes y manijas de las puertas, especialmente si alguien está enfermo;
• Quédese en casa si se siente enfermo y haga lo posible por ir al médico.
o Mantenga a los niños enfermos en casa al menos 24 horas después de que ya no tienen vómitos o diarrea
o Los niños enfermos deben quedarse en casa por lo menos 24 horas después que les haya pasado la fiebre sin el uso de medicamentos para reducirla.
• Cúbrase cuando tosa o estornuda. Es aconsejable toser o estornudar en la manga superior o en el codo, no en sus manos. Si usted tose o estornuda en sus manos o en un pañuelo desechable, asegúrese de lavarse las manos después de que lo haga.

Just a reminder:
"Check your child's homework; check your child's hair"

Fall and Winter are not only prime months for cold and flu, but also for head lice. It is important for parents/guardians to be proactive and continue to check their child's head weekly and treat only if live lice are found. Remember these tips:

ANYONE - child or adult can get head lice. They are passed from person to person by direct contact, or by sharing objects (combs, towels hats)

Getting lice has nothing to do with cleanliness.

  • WHAT TO LOOK FOR- They are greyish-tan crawling insects about the size of a sesame seed. Look for tiny eggs (nits) on hair shafts, near the scalp, especially above the ears and at the back of the neck
  • HEAD LICE TREATMENT- Several products are available without a prescription. Read and follow the directions carefully. Most products require a 2nd application 7-10 days after the first. Consult your MD or pharmacist for help, if needed, when choosing the correct product.
  • Try and remove lice and nits using a special nit comb that comes with most over the counter products
  • WASH AND DRY- items such as bed linens and towels used by the person with head lice. Use hot water and dry on hot for at least 20 minutes. Items that are not washable(stuffed animals) may be sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks
  • SOAK- combs, brushes and other hair items in hot water (at least 130 degrees) for at least 10 minutes or soak in over the counter product for lice treatment
  • VACUUM- carpets, pillows, mattresses and upholstered furniture, car seats.

As always, should you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse.