To protect the health of everyone on our campuses, please follow the requirements for sending students to school:
Fever: Students must be free of fever for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol/Motrin.
Strep: Be on antibiotic for 24 hours.
Vomiting/diarrhrea : No symptoms for 24 hours
If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
You can find the latest information about health care concerns from expert medical officials at the following websites:
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Galveston County Health & Human Services
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
• Stay home when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
• Wash your hands often
• Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
This information provided by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Information for parents from the GCHD
Concern over Measles
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.
Measles is highly contagious — 90% of people who haven’t been vaccinated for measles will get it if they are near an infected person. Measles spreads when people breathe in or have direct contact with virus-infected fluid, such as the droplets sprayed into the air when someone with measles sneezes or coughs. A person who is exposed to the virus might not show symptoms until 8-10 days later.
Texas Department of State Health Services information on bacterial meningitis
Office of Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
CDC Health Alert Network on advisories and guidelines.
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