A message from Nurse Wendy regarding COVID-19

A message from Nurse Wendy regarding COVID-19
Posted on 02/28/2020
nurse notes
  • Our schools are continuing normal protocols and procedures as we actively communicate with and follow the guidance of our local, state, and federal health agencies concerning COVID-19. Please refer to the health department and Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the most up-to-date information and guidance. As communications arrive from these agencies, Leander ISD will provide updates to our nurses and schools.

 

Health officials are recommending the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is the same measures we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu:

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hand
  • Cover your cough
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs
  • Stay at home while you are sick

Call and inform the Campus Nurse of any confirmed virus diagnosis
 
LISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or higher, or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, without the use of medications.