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    CURRENT HEALTH NEWS

     

    The health and well-being of our students is important at Clint Independent School District.  Providing a healthy environment for our students is a combined effort between our District and our parents, employees and community.  Our commitment is to provide our students a healthy environment in which to learn, grow and succeed.

    Immunization Requirements for School Aged Children:

     

    Ebola

    Ebola

    City of El Paso Public Health – Ebola

    https://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health/current-events/ebola

     CDC

    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html

     Texas Dept. of State Health Services

    https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness/ebola-outbreak.aspx

     

    Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    Texas Dept. Of State Health Services - Tuberculosis

    http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/statistics/

     City Of El Paso Public Health – Tuberculosis

    http://home.elpasotexas.gov/health/tb-control.php

     

    Zika

    CDC

    http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

    City of El Paso Department of Public Health

    https://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health/current-events/zika-virus-page

     

    Communicable Disease Control

    In accordance with Texas Administrative Code Title 25 Part 1 Chapter 97 A rule 97.7, the school administrator shall exclude from attendance any child having or suspected of having a communicable disease designated by the Commissioner of Health (commissioner) as cause for exclusion until one of the criteria listed in subsection c) of this section is fulfilled.

    • (c) Any child excluded for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted, as determined by the health authority, by:
    • (1) submitting a certificate of the attending physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant attesting that the child does not currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or to the disease's non-communicability in a school setting
    • (2) submitting a permit for readmission issued by a local health authority; or
    • (3) meeting readmission criteria as established by the commissioner


    Parents Please Remember…

    Children who have onset symptoms should stay home and not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for at least 24 hours without the help of medication, or until your doctor sends a note that states the condition is not contagious and it is OK for your child to come back to school.  

    Fever

    Check your child’s temperature with a thermometer, and if a fever over 100 degrees is present, don’t send him or her to school, even for just a little while in the morning.  It doesn’t help your child’s health to give medicine for fever and send them on to school…that only reduces the fever for a short time, and doesn’t take care of the illness that is causing the fever.  Children must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of medicine, before returning to school.

    Vomiting / Diarrhea

    Until we know that these are not signs of a contagious illness, such as a stomach virus, your child should be kept home.  If the vomiting or diarrhea occurs more than once that day, or if they are associated with fever, you must keep your child home. In the event that vomiting or diarrhea are noted only one time before school starts, and your child feels better immediately afterward, it is still wise to watch for a few hours to see if it happens again before sending him or her on to class.  

    Head Lice

    These small insects cause skin conditions that are uncomfortable and itchy and could become infected. Check with the school nurse to get information on treatment and when your child may return to school if those conditions are present.

    Red Eyes

    ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS ALSO DRAINAGE OR CRUSTING AROUND THE EYE-

    This can often mean your child has conjunctivitis, also known as pink-eye.  Not all pink-eye is contagious. Sometimes it is just allergies or other irritations that are causing the red color, but until we know for sure, which means we must have a note from the doctor stating the condition is not contagious, or until the redness and drainage are completely gone, your child must remain out of school.

    Skin Rashes

    If the rash has any fluid or pus coming from it, the child must remain out of school until the rash has been treated and a note from the doctor states it is ok to return to school, or until the rash is gone, dried, or scabbed over with no new spots appearing.   Anytime a rash is associated with fever, the child may not come to school until that fever is gone for 24 hours without medication.  Sometimes a rash is a sign of a contagious disease such as chickenpox.  Sometimes, rashes are not contagious, but are uncomfortable and itchy from contact with something the child is allergic to.  

    Wellness/Hospitals

    Local Hospitals Information:

    Disease Prevention

    Safety