If you would like to make an appointment with our school nurse to discuss any health-related questions, COVID-19 questions or every day health questions, click on the link below:
We would like to emphasize that the closure of the school is to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This means that students should not gather outside of school. Young, healthy individuals may have minimal to no symptoms, but they can be carriers and infect individuals who are at greater risk. Individuals may also show no symptoms while being contagious for a number of days. Please follow the guidelines put in place by Contra Costa Health.
Please read the following advice from Contra Costa County Public Health:
What is COVID19?
Try to limit media exposure for your students, as it can be inaccurate and anxiety-producing. Instead, direct them to the following reliable resources for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak:
While most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and others. Do not gather with individuals outside of your immediate household. Do not allow your students to spend time at their friends houses or have friends over. Use google meet, facetime, anything else to keep in contact with friends! Use the following document to see what you can and cannot do: Things you can and cannot do per Public Health
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets. The current evidence is suggesting individuals can be contagious before they are symptomatic.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Follow the guidelines outlined by Contra Costa County: What To Do When You Are Sick
Why? Following the advice of your county will keep others from getting sick and prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed! This is so important! Call the Contra Costa County advice nurse if you are unsure what to do at 1-877-661-6230 option 1.
The following items are useful during this outbreak:
How to stay healthy:
There are tons of free online exercises you can do in the safety of your home! Aim for 30+ minutes of moderate to intense exercise DAILY to stay healthy during this time. If you choose to run or exercise outside, make sure you are going in non-crowded areas and staying 6 feet from others. You can learn all those TikTok dances everyone knows now- that is great exercise!
Use the below links for free at-home workouts:
With extended time at home, we can fall into snacking and eating unhealthy. To keep your immune system functioning well, you want to aim for variety in your diet. This allows you to get all the essential vitamins and minerals.
In short: Mix it up! Make sure your diet is colorful and includes veggies, protein sources, whole grains, fruits, healthy oils (like avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil), and low fat/fat free dairy.
Use the following source: How to Eat Healthy!
Things to AVOID: SUGAR! Avoid sugar, trans fat, caffeine and soda, and limit sodium (salt).
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