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Nurse Gina News **updated 9/27/18
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Gina Carter, LPN

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Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at

The Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center also has useful resources and information for addressing infectious diseases as part of a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP), including coping with a widespread outbreak at

We encourage you to convey this information to your district and school leaders and remind teachers, students, and others to:

* Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

* Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth;

* Avoid close contact with those who are already sick;

* Get plenty of sleep;

* Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids;

* Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;

 * Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.


The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274) requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents of sixth through twelfth grade students.


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