To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Briargate schools, parents need to teach their kids proper hygiene practices and review them on a regular basis.
Here is a rundown of some unwelcome classroom visitors and steps to combat them:
- Head lice: wash hands frequently, don’t share combs, hats, scarves.
- Ringworm (skin infection with circular lesions, not actually caused by worms): keep sores covered, don’t share combs or clothing.
- Pinkeye: vigilant hand washing can help stop the spread. Briargate parents should keep kids home if their eyes are pink or draining fluid.
- Colds, flu, strep: anti-bacterial wipes and no-rinse hand sanitizer can supplement soap and water scrubbing. Remind kids not to share drinks, snacks, lotion, chap stick, and lip gloss.
Briargate children who know and practice these safeguards will be prepared when the next H1N1 threat visits Denver, Colorado.
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