Health News & Updates

  • Influenza (the FLU)

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 2/12/2020

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza is high in Illinois and most of the United States.

    The CDC recommends the following three steps to prevent the spread of the flu

    1. Get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine

    2. Take measures to prevent the spread of germs (cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick)

    3. Get treatment if you have the flu. Call your health provider, they will help determine if you should take prescribed antiviral medications

     

    Learn more about symptoms of a cold virus and the flu

    Cold versus Flu: English / Espanol

     

    Please review our Sick Day Guidelines for students, to help prevent the spread of illness at school. (Espanol)

     

    Flu Guide for Parents: English / Espanol 

     

     

     

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  • Coronavirus

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 1/29/2020

     

    02-05-2020 Updated Coronavirus Guidance from the IL Department of Public Health

     

    Lake County Health Department information on the coronavirus (English, Spanish)

    The best ways to prevent infection are similar to the precautions you would take to avoid the flu.

    Everyday actions actions include:

    1. Handwashing with soap and water often

    2. Avoid touching your eye, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

    3. Cover your cough or sneeze

    4. Stay home if you are sick

    5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    6. Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces 

     

    TIPS FOR PARENTS: SHOULD BY CHILD STAY HOME TODAY?

    SICK DAY GUIDELINES (English)

    SICK DAY GUIDELINES (Spanish)

     

    COLD OR THE FLU GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS

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  • HEALTH FORMS: Please Submit State Mandated Health Forms as soon as they are completed.

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 6/17/2019

    Physical Exam

    HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: VACCINES AND PHYSICALS ARE DUE BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL. HEALTH FORMS MAY BE SUBMITTED AT THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER AT 515 W. MAIN ST, BARRINGTON. OR, SCAN AND SEND TO DISTRICTNURSEOFFICE@BARRINGTON220.ORG

    * INCOMING PRE-SCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, SIXTH AND NINTH GRADE STUDENTS: PHYSICAL AND VACCINES ARE DUE

    * INCOMING 12 GRADE STUDENTS: PROOF OF MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE (menactra or menveo) BOOSTER is due BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL

    * OTHER 

         * ALL NEW STUDENTS ENTERING BARRINGTON 220 FROM OUT OF STATE OR OUT OF COUNTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME MUST SUBMIT

                  1. PHYSICAL EXAM DATED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF ENTRY

                  2. VACCINES per the State of Illinois Administrative Code

                  3. EYE EXAMINATION 

       * DENTAL EXAM IS MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, GRADES 2,6 and 9. It is DUE by May 15, 2020. Exams dates November 15,     2018 to May 15, 2020 will be accepted. 

       * EYE EXAM IS MANDATORY FOR ALL INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS AND DUE BY OCTOBER 15, 2019.

     

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  • Measles Outbreak in United States, IL has 7 confirmed cases thus far, in 2019

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 5/8/2019

     

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    "What adults should know about measles vaccine as disease makes a comeback" (Daily Herald 05-08-2019)

    As of May 3, 2019, the United States has 764 confirmed cases of measles since January 1, 2019, Thus far, cases are in 23 states and Illinois has 7 confirmed measles cases this year. These high number of cases are the second highest since measles were eliminated in 2000. (Per the Centers for Disease Control). Español

    The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States, in 2019, continues to rise. 

    • "Travelers with measles continue to bring the disease into the U.S." (CDC)
    • "The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated." (CDC)

    Measles Prevention

    Measles are Highly Contagious

    Vaccines: The Myths and the Facts per the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.  

    Illinois Measles Rules (Administrative Rules Title 77 Public Health)

     

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  • May 8th is National School Nurses Day!

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 4/30/2019

    May 8

     

    "School nurses advance the well being, academic success, life-long achievement and health of students". National Association of School Nurses 

    Five Ways Your School Nurse Benefits the School Community

     

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  • REMINDER: MANDATED DENTAL EXAM REQUIREMENT

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 3/28/2019

    DENTAL EXAM

    DENTAL EXAMINATIONS ARE DUE BEFORE MAY 15, 2019 FOR ALL: 

    • KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

    • GRADE 2 STUDENTS

    • GRADE 6 STUDENTS 
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  • Tips for Parents During Cold and Flu Season: Should My Child Stay Home Today?

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 1/31/2019

    As of February 9, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control reports   that FLU (also known as influenza) is widespread in Illinois and the United States. The best way to prevent the flu is by vaccination (en espanol) for everyone 6 months or older. Also, practice and reinforce good health habits to reduce the spread of germs. These include handwashing, covering your cough with a tissue or your arm, staying home when you are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands. Health is also promoted by achieving adequate sleep, drinking plenty of water, eating nutritious food and managing your stress.

              Respiratory Flu (Influenza) Information for Parents 

              Cold of Flu? How to Tell the Difference

              Sick Day Guidelines for Parents per the Lake County Health Department (in english en espanol)

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  • September is Fruit & Veggies Matter More Month

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 9/19/2018
      • September 2018 is Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Month (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) 

      • Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you:
        • Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer
        • Maintain or reach a healthy weight
        • Keep your body strong and active

        Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day:

        • Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.
        • Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks.
        • Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.
       
       
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  • Chickenpox (also known as varicella)

    Posted by Eva Detloff on 5/1/2018

    Chickenpox and its complications have greatly reduced, with the introduction of the Varicella Vaccine, yet it is still present. 

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  • Tips for Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

    Posted by Samantha Ptashkin on 1/8/2018
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