Health News & Information
During the Cold and Flu Season... a few reminders to keep your child healthy.
Get the yearly flu vaccine
- Practice good hand hygiene including; washing hands with soap and water at least 20 seconds; washing after coughing or sneezing; using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Practice good respiratory hygiene including; using tissues to cover the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing - dispose of tissues immediately in the trash can; if you don't have a tissue, cough/sneeze in your upper sleeve, not your hands, and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
In order to reduce the risk of spreading viruses, keep this in mind:
- If your child is sick with fever, they need to be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
- If your child is vomiting or having diarrhea, they should not return to school until 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped.
Thanks for all your help as we fight against the spread of viruses. Augusta County Public Schools are working collaboratively with the Staunton/Augusta Health Department to help keep your kids healthy and in school.
Attached are tips on when to keep your child home as well as tips on staying healthy. Good health and good attendence will facilitiate success in academics.
*If your child has any medical issues, please remember to contact the school nurse. We need to be alerted to your child's health needs here at school, so we can make any accommodations. Please contact the school nurse for documents that need to be completed.