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School Health Safety

School health safety includes everything from washing hands to prevent the spread of germs to a healthy learning environment. Healthy minds and bodies will help curtail a multitude of school problems and support a safer school.

Below you will find information concerning seasonal flu, environmental concerns, school health safety checklists, etc.

Health Checklist

CDC - NIOSH Publications and Products - Safety Checklist Program ... Administrators, coordinators, and teachers know that their schools should comply with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. However, the task may seem overwhelming! This Safety Checklist Program can help these leaders bring their schools into compliance even when they have little safety and health experience, a busy schedule, and many unanswered questions.

Health Resources for Schools

Measles (Rubeola) United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts ...  

About Zika Virus Disease – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). … Zika Virus: What you need to know – ChildrensMD 

Seasonal Flu Information for Schools... Educators and staff can help slow the spread of colds and flu. On this site, you will find more information on preventing the flu, as well as, materials and tools for schools.

Information for Schools about the Flu - - Read questions and answers for pre-school and K-12 staff about the flu itself, and preventing and treating the flu. … Schools are instrumental in keeping their communities healthy by taking actions such as posting information about hand hygiene in restrooms, providing flu prevention messages in daily announcements, and being vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting classroom materials. (CDC)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – Center for Disease Control - Causes and transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, etc.  -- Also, letters of guidance are included to be sent home in case of exposure to pertussis.

How to Use Hand Sanitizer to Prevent Illness - This publication provides illustrated step-by-step instructions on how and when to use hand sanitizer.  

School Health Index – Center for Disease Control - A self-assessment and planning guide for schools...

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School? - Children with asthma need proper support at school to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use these questions to find out how well your school assists children with asthma.

Health Resources for Colleges

CDC - Family Health - College Health and Safety … college can also be stressful …Keep the tips and information … in mind to stay safe and healthy in college.

Health Resources for Communities

Center for Disease Control – This government site provides information on disease prevention and control, injuries, disabilities, hazards, and other health problems. provides users with credible, reliable health information.

March is: National Nutrition Month - - National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. ...

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter - CDC -  Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. …  Learn more ...

Health in the News

Lexington health department recommends hepatitis A vaccinations … - Sept. 11, 2018 - Lexington Herald Leader - The Kentucky outbreak was the largest in the country, the health department ... to have proof of vaccinations when the latest school year started.  

Focus on mental health issues of youth to college athletes - USA TODAY - … at the fifth Youth Sports Safety Summit. … alarm also was sounded over mental health issues among youth, high school and college athletes. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger issues and the effects of bullying happen among athletes, too. …