A variety of infectious conditions can affect students. Some are more easily spread from one person to another.
To help prevent the spread of illness, we follow the guidelines of St Paul Ramsey County Public Health to determine when a student may return to school.
Please notify the school Health Office if your child is diagnosed with or is experiencing significant symptoms of an infectious condition.
Prevention behaviors include:
- Frequent and thorough hand washing
- Sneezing and coughing into sleeve
- Keeping hands, pencils etc. away from eyes, nose and mouth
Infectious Conditions may be spread:
Through the Air/Respiratory
- Various organisms which are passed from the lungs, throat or nose of one person to another through the air:
Through Direct Contact
- Direct contact with skin, saliva, urine or discharge; or parasites from an infected person.
Through Fecal-Oral Contamination
- Contamination with fecal matter;or by placing hands or objects contaminated with fecal matter in the mouth:
Through Blood/Body Fluid Contact
- Contact of infected blood with mucous membranes (eyes, nose or mouth); breaks in the skin:
- Hepatitis B (consult with your child’s health care provider)
- HIV/AIDS (consult with your child’s health care provider)