Childhood Illnesses

Recent years has elevated the importance of infection prevention and control in the school setting. Ill students cannot successfully learn, ill teachers cannot effectively teach, and ill school administrators and support personnel cannot provide necessary support to the school community. The basics of infection prevention include:

  • Staying home from school or work when you are ill and seeking medical attention when necessary
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • Providing good ventilation and air flow
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Using hand sanitizer if water is not available
  • Using good cough etiquette
  • Vaccination against vaccine preventable illnesses

Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet

Meningococcal Disease Letter

Measles Fact Sheet

Chickenpox Disease Fact Sheet

Pertussis Fact Sheet

Impetigo Fact Sheet

Influenza Fact Sheet

Head Lice Information Page

Monkeypox Information Page